Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2010 with funding from Lyrasis IVIembers and Sloan Foundation http://www.archive.org/details/elchanitebrookly1965unse Published by the students of Yeshiva University hiigh School of Brooklyn 2270 Church Avenue Brooklyn, New York I I 226 :D^T]^ llRl IJlTUn UHDCUn m]1 UTll •. ^ m'bi Why dost thou forget us forever, and forsake us for all time? (Lamentations 6:20) ^ «» a 9 s I A a ® ® 9 ^ XT HAS always been youth's prerogative to question. Ail informa- tion can be gleaned through the elementary question and answer process. In our youth our simple questions on mundane topics were easily answered by our superiors. "Why is the sky blue?" Now, our quest for knowledge and understanding has grown deeper. We read of inexplicable, irrational acts in the newspapers and we question. And there is no answer. If, however, our questioning is to cease there is no hope for an answer to evolve. If there is nothing asked there can be no answer given. It is to the eternal question that we dedi- cate this book in the hope that some day mankind's actions will not prompt the question "Why?" — Gary Epstein . « " ' <s ® ^ Seymour Shapiro contents 2 THEME 4 ADMINISTRATION 5 SCHOOL 6 TALMUD FACULTY 8 GUIDANCE 9 GENERAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT 1 7 GRADUATES A7 HONORS 48 DIARY 53 ACTIVITIES 54 BcUanWe Sfaff 56 General Organization 59 Student Court 60 Arista 62 Bulletin 63 Topics 64 Review 65 Minor Publications 66 Library 68 Service Squad 70 Chagigot 72 Variety Nite 74 High School Bowl 76 Debating 78 YOC 80 Math Team 81 Chess and Checkers 82 Varsity Basketball 84 Swimming 85 Athletics 89 /. Y. 90 Intramurals 91 LITERATURE 93 The Game — Gary Levine 94 Russia at Night — Arthur Levenglick 95 The Long Road Nowhere — Judah Freedman 96 Automation — David Kaufman 97 Trilogy — Sidney Klein 98 Doufaf — Gory Levine 99 Man In A Crowd — Gary Epstein 1 00 Why? — Joseph Beatus 101 The Answer — Seymour Shapiro 102 CLOSING 104 SENIOR DIRECTORY 3 Dr. Samuel Belkin, President YESHIVA UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION Yeshiva University High School i HE ADMINISTRATION has always striven to maintain for the Yeshiva the highest possible standards in the curricular, faculty, and facility departments. Acting in the capacity of administrator, arbiter, and principal, Rabbi Abraham N. ZurofF has worked jointly with the General Organization on student problems and has constantly at- tempted to bridge the gap between the student and administration. It is no wonder that the administration commands the respect and admiration of all. Rabbi Abraham N. ZurofF SUPERVISOR Y.U.H.S. r.U.H.S.S. Boys Rabbi Abraham N. Zuroff, Principal y.UH.S.B. Girls Rabbi Manfred Fuldo, Administrator YVH.S.M. Bo/s Rabbi David L. Wernbach, Administrator y.U.H.SM- Girls Dr. Isaac Lewin, Principal, Hebrew Dept. Mr, Martin Lilker, Administrator Mr. Sheldon Socol, Director, Student Finances. Mr, Charles Bendheim, Choirman of the Board, Y.U.H.S. Mr. Samuel Levine, Executive Director Y.U.H.S. SCHOOL !^^" itfuet ileU Rabbi Pincus Shebshaievitz Rabbi Solomon Drillman J. HE TALMUD FACULTY, comprised of sincere and dedicated rab- bis, devotes the moior portion of Its instruction, of which one-half of school time is spent, to the study of Talmud and its commentaries, and apportions sufficient time to Bible, Prophets, and Jewish Law. The ultimate goal is to impart to each student a well-rounded Jewish education while instilling a desire and motivation to continue to learn after graduation. The students are grouped according to capability and proficiency rather than age, while promotions are based on achievement in class and periodic oral Talmud examinations by Rabbi Peretz Yogel, Talmud Examiner. The fate of American Jewry depends on the success of such a group of learned rabbis. Rabbi Baruch Rabinowifz aE3HtSi;E.-.Hfe.t" J j UEvi-t Rabbi Avrohom Cohen Rabbi Joseph Epstein Rabbi Herbert Bomzer ilSv Talmud Faculty Rabbi Samuel Faivushevitz ^■■iii* ^^^^ Rabbi Harold Kanatopsky Rabbi Samuel Shmidman Rabbi Wolf Durchin Robfai Zeio Schxissh^'im Rabbi Max Schreier Rabbi Herman Frankel Rabbi Samuel Fink GUIDANCE u, I NDER the capable direction of Mr. Joseph Strum, the Guidance department plays the dual role of orienting and aiding freshmen and sophomores and helping upperclassmen find their niche in life. Expert guidance has changed the course of many lives for the better. His expert help in aiding students to choose their college was indis- pensable, while his efforts to steer underclassmen in the right path were in the true spirit of good guidance. Secul ar Mr. Joseph Strum Student Advisor Chairman, English Department Religious R ABB! HAROLD B. KANATOPSKY has taken upon himself a great responsibility in preparing YUHSB students for their emergence into an unprotecting world. Serving in the capacity ofReligious Guidance Counselor, he has "shown the light" to many an erring student. Aside from using his Influence to urge students to continue their religious studies after their graduation, he also tried to Instill In the students a feeling for the Jewish tradition. To the students who were resolved not to continue their Jewish learning. Rabbi Kana- topsky aimed to Influence them to act and think in a respectable manner when confronting their fellow man. Rabbi Harold B. Kanatopsky Religious Guidance Counselor Mr. Bernard Horowitz Advisor, Service Squad Mr. Samuel Leibowitz Chairman, Science Department General Studies In addition to their excellent tutoring, many teachers have dis- tinguished themselves in outside activities. Serving as advisor to the Service Squad was Mr. Bernard Horowitz, whose help was well received. Our G.O. was advised by Mr. Joseph Strum, while Mr. Josef Brand aided the publication of the Topics. Rabbi Louis Cooper gave of his time to coach the Math Team. To these teachers, and the various department heads, go the student body's everlasting gratitude. Advising the Elchanite and the Hockey Team respectively, were Messrs. Harry Allan and Martin Bennett whose services were probably most appreciated by the student body. Special credit must go to those teachers who gave liberally of their time and effort in the Elchanite Arista-Faculty Game. Isidore Rpsenman, Chairman, Social Studies Department El" I nglish i ROBABLY the most important and prominent department of the secula^divlsion of the Yeshiva, English is a required four year course whose staff attempts to enhance the student's knowledge in the fields of grammar, usage, composition, and English and American literature. Each faculty member with his unique inclination to- wards the subject and its instruction, has gone further than the prescribed curriculum to give the student a broad and comprehen- sive picture of the many facets of English. It is due to their unselfish, devoted instruction that so many of our students have excelled in college and nationwide examinations. Mr. Edward Horelick Mr. Sidney Gold Mr. Robert Bassell Advisor, Library A/u6t a^TLC^iptu^ rri' / y ^ / Rabbi Wilfred Wolfson Mr. Isaac Cantor Rabbi Yaacov Dordac Dr. Jechiel Lichtenstein Languages T HE LANGUAGE courses in YUHSB have come to play an increas- ingly important role in the student's curriculum. Temporarily finding itself without the services of a Spanish mentor, the language depart- ment placed great emphasis on its French courses, and to Monsieur Marshal goes much credit for bearing the brunt of the respon- sibility upon his shoulders. Mr. Maurice Marshal 11 \MjM, •: J 'Oy- ■s^' Mr. Bernard Horowitz Rabbi Louis Cooper Coach, i^Qih Team Mathematics Mr. Morris Septimus LiREDIT must go to our fine math department, which can boast of a steadily increasing percentage of students per semester, par- tal<ing in four complete years of mathematics. Apart from the three year required curriculum, a term each of Advanced Algebra and Calculus is also offered. This year, due to the avid interest in these senior electives, two classes of each have been formed for the first time in YUHSB history. Furthermore, Calculus has finally been relieved of its experimental nature, and textbooks have been purchased by the school. 12 Mr. Harold Kirscli Mr. Burton Zuckermon Science As LS IS THE CASE with our Mafhematics curriculum, the sciences are also gaining in popularity among the students. General Science and Biology, taught during the first two years, are compulsory, while electives in Chemistry and Physics are also offered. Lab work sup- plements the regular course of study in each of the sciences, espe- cially Chemistry and Physics. Attesting to our science department's success are the high grades attained by our students year after year in statewide and College Board Science Tests. Mr. Martin Bennett Coach, Hockey Teom Mr. Norman Berlat Lab Assistant Rabbi Fred Bohensky Mr. Sidney Klein Mr. Abraham Perkal Mr. George Davidson 13 Mr. Isadore Rosenman, Chairman Mr. Lowell Sanders Social Studies llAVING the responsibility of imbuing the student body with the fundamentals of good citizenship, the social studies faculty has one oi the most difficult and satisfying tasks in the school. The depart- ment offers courses in geography, civics, world and American history, and economics. It is this department which instills YUHSB under- graduates with a fine basic appreciation for the historical, economic, and political forces in society. Mr. Sidney Zuckoff 14 Mr. Henry Merlis MINORS Al LLL students are required to take two years each of art, music, and physical education. Placing the emphasis on both the classical and modern aspects of art and music, the minors department com- pletes its adherence to the philosophy of a "healthy mind in a healthy body" with an intensive physical training program. The proud possessor of a newly renovated gymnasium, the health educatioh course is becoming the most popular in the school. Mr. Leon Leibowitz Physical Education Art Mr. Richard Kom Mr. Harry Allan •" t Advisor, Etchanite / 4 Office Staff s MOWING an active interest in student affairs and also displaying an amazing efficiency, the office staff endeared themselves to the entire student body. Composed of Mrs. Yetta Rosenman, Mrs. Sarah Shapiro, and Miss Zeido Scheinberg, the staff was aided by one member of the younger set, Nisson Berlin. 16 Mrs. Yetta Rosenman Maintenance X OSSIBLY the most important department in the school, the Main- tenance squad took the place of our departed Spanish teacher. 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DENNIS BALBAN Elchanite Business Manager b; Service Squad 2-4: Chaglgot 7-8. One of our few imporis from Jorab Vadaat, Dennis spent his four years in TA majoring in affability. One third of the senior red-headed league, be proved to us thai "silence is golden." His sincerity will serve bim well at City, where be will study engineering. "The silence of the people is a lesson for Kings." Beauvais JOSEPH BEATUS Bulletin 3-5: Dialect 4-8; Soccer Team 3-6, Captain 7-8; English Library 3-4; Hebrew Library 3-6; Laboratory Squad 3; Intramurals 4-8. Yussie, who came to us in our sopb year from the Holy Land, emerged as a bright spot in Monsieur's glorious French class. Captain of the soccer feom, he booted his way to stardom as he earned his place in the Dib Society. Accustomed to travel, Yussie will spend bis next four years uptown. "All of our people are immigrants. " F. D Roosevelt NATHAN BEDNARSH Topics 1-4; Bulletin 2-4; Atom 6; Debating 4; Chaglgot 6-8; English Library 3-6, Head 7-8. Nat, our dean of the expanded English Li- brary, divided his spare time between Bnei Akiva and school publications. Earning Fink's enmity for his association with the "girls from that school across the street," he will continue his pursuit of the opposite sex while majoring in pre-Med at Brook!yn. "Librarians are wiser men than others." Emerson CHAIM BENJAMINI Topics Circulation Mgr. 7-8; Arista 6-8; Service Squad 3-4; H. S. Bowl Team 6, Mgp. 7; Concession 7-8. The originator of the world's largest count- down, Chaim was usually found making money for the Elchanite wor(c/ng in the con- cession. Though one of Burt's pef Chem stu- dents, he displayed none of his mentor's sadism, always ready with a helping home- work. Broofc/yn's chem teachers will have to wait till Chaim returns from a year in Aretz. "Nothing is rarer than true good nature." La Rochefoucald HOWARD BERMAN Elchanite 7-8; Service Squad 1-4; H.S. Bowl Mgr, 6-7; Intramurals 1-6. Burpo gained unequalled fame as he be- came the first senior to "get the axe." One of the tall one's favorite targets, Burpo's tele- scopic vision has been an asset to him as well as a source of dismay to his teachers. An ardent Yugar fan, he was one of the leaders of the projected Flatbush massacre. "A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance." Proverbs MARTIN BIALIK Elchanite Photography Editor 7-8; Math Team 7-8; Soccer Team 6-8; Bowling Team 7-8; Tennis Team 7-8; Debating 1-2; Service Squad 2; Intramurals 1-2. Marty spent four years in YUHSB knocking down pins at Kenmore. His popularity and practical knowledge aided him to achieve the position of Elchy Photo Editor, while his athletic ability gained him a spot on the soccer team. Math and Brooklyn are included in Marty's future plans. "If you want a friend that's true I'm on your list." Robert Burns I siB,j Sorry, we had to. He's our advisor. ALAN BIGEL Elchani+e Aciivities Editor 7-8; Swimming Teem 1-6, Captain" 7-8; Service Squad Sgt. 1-2; Varsity Basketball 5-8; Vice Pres. 3, 5, 7. Captain of our ace swimming team and star rebounder of Forman's formidable five, Reeg advocated the right of the student body to bear arms against Ftaibush. His vehement oratory against the Hebrew Academy caused consternation in the iaif one's inner sanctum. Alan vfitt continue swimming and cracking jokes at City University. "We must have bloody noses and crack'd crowns." Shakespeare ABRAHAM BIRNBAUM Corollary Co-Editor 7-8; Atom 5; Bulletin 5; Math Team 5-8; Chess & Checker Team 5-8; Debating 7-8; H.S. Bowl 7-8; Service Squad 3-4; Lab Squad 3-5; Y.O.C. 1-8; Hebrew Li- brary 2-4, Head 5-6. Abie, our Chasidic saviour from Bobover, while endearing himself to science and math mentors alike, always managed to stay one step ahead of them. After being dissuaded by Pete from various unsavory activities, Bubefe refurned fo his ever present chess set. Abie will continue experimenting with the laws of probability white majoring in physics at Cooper Union "All knowledge resolves itself into prob- ability." Hume JEFFREY BLEICHER Service Squad 1-6; Atom 1-4; JV Swimming 3-4; Library Squad 1-2; Athletic Mgr. 4; Chagigot 7-8; Intramurals 1-2. Jeff used his renowned good nolure fo fast become one of the most popular members of the senior class. A Dardac favorite, he remem- bered his rabbi's teachings and spent two summers at HfU. Despite this unsavory en- counter, Jeff retained enough fortitude to apply to Yeshiva where he will major in pre- Med next fall. "Strong disease requires a strong medi- cine." Taverner Attention! Attention! This is God . Turn ieft, knock iwice, and ask for the tail one. GARY BRICK Variety Nife 3-8; Arista 6-8; Chagigot 3-8. Head 7-8; Glee Club 3-8, Leader 7-8; Serv- ice Squad 1-4, Lieut. 6, Capt. 8; Hausman Awards 3-5; Bulletin 5; High School Bowl 6; Vice-President 8. His voice often heard reverberating through the hatis of TA, Gary managed to overcome the language barrier in Club 204. His vocal talents made him indispensable at the Chagi- got and Variety Nite. A staunch advocate of communal homeworks, Gary will do post- graduate work in Yiddish while majoring in Math at YU. "There is no index of character so sure as the voice." Disraeli HOWARD BRYKS High School Bowl Team Mgr. 7-8; Topics 1-8; Bulletin 1-8; Review 7-8; Corollary 1-6; Math Team 7-8; Checker Team 5-8; Debat- ing Mgr, 1-2; Library I; Service Squad 1-6; Hausman Award 7. Howie, a freshie enemy of Mr. B., evolved into a senior protege of Rabbi C. Known of- fecfionafely as (he "man with the questions," he also distinguished himself as the man with the answers in the French set. An ardent member of the math team, Howie will continue differentiating his derivatives at Brooklyn. "Five point penalty. Repeat the entire question . . ." Robert Earle STEVEN CHALFIN Debating 1-8, Manager 2; Times Squad 5-8; Dialect 5-6, Spanish Editor 7-8; Kolenu 7-8; Sifryon 4, 7-8; JV Debating 3-4; Glee Club 1-2; Topics 4; Intramurals 1-4. Sfeve, a perennial member of bis class debating team, could usually be found help- ing to manage a friend's successful election campaign. A willing contributor, he provided many light moments while studying his adopted tongue. He will lighten the loads of his co//eagues while debating his history teachers uptown. "I would help others, out of a fellow feeling." Burton PHILIP CHERNOFSKY Eichanlte Photography Editor 7-8; Topics 1-4, Photography Editor 5-6, Managing Editor 7-8; YOC Assistant Head 5-6, Head 7-8; Arista 6-8. Sec'y 7; JV Debating 2-3, Var- sity 4-8; Concession Mgr. 7-8; Debating Mgr. 1-4. Known as fhe "boy wizard of the basement concession," Phil became we//-versed in the laws of the Arba Minim. A distinguished cam- paigner, Phil contented himseif by being right rather than Debating Manager. The Topics, Minyan, and YOC will stagger on next year as Pbii transfers his extracurricular work to 186th Street. "See'st thou a man diligent in his busi- ness? He shall stand before Mr. Levine." Fragmented from Proverbs THEODORE DISKIND Bulletin 3-4; Service Squad 1-4; Glee Club 1-4; Variety Nite 1-4; Chess Team 1-4. Cap- tain 5-8; Checker Team 5-8; Intramurals 1-8. Our answer to Bobby Fischer, Teddy pre- ferred pawns and rooks to teachers and books. For use by those less athLtic than he, the Big "D" devoted himself to developing vari- ous functions for the human fingers. Neither rain nor sleet nor a broken leg could deter Teddy from hobbling on to our asphalt gridiron. "The chessboard is the v/orld." T. H. Huxley Hub a bisset rachmonos. Rabbi Kanatopsky. GARY EPSTEIN Elchanite Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Variety Nite Head 7-8; Reviev/ Literary Editor 7-8; I. Y. Rep. 4-6, President 7-8; Bulletin Editorial Advisor 7-8; Chaglga Head 8; Student Court 8; Vice President 4, President 8; Varsity Debating 5-8; Mr. Roberts 3-4; Service Squad Lieutenant 5-6; Arista 5-8. Gary, our sharp-witted humorist from across the river, endeared himself to the tall one with his active participaiion in the I.Y., the hockey team, and Variety Nite. Editor-in-Chief of the Elchanite, he also displayed his literary bent writing scathing editorials for the Bulletin. Gary will continue his harassment of admini- strators at Yeshiva next fall. "Reason and calm judgment, the qualities specially belonging to a leader." Tacitus So I sez to him, pick up thai piece of paper yourself. MELVIN FEINBERG Elchdnite Activities Editor 7-8; Atom Asso- ciate Editor 8; Swimming Team 2-6, Co- Captain 7-8; Varsity Debating 7-8; High School Bowl Team 7-8; Softball Team 7-8; Arista 7, Sec'y 8; Service Squad 3; Vice- President I; Football Team 7-8; Track Team 7-8; Intramurals 2-8. Mel, known by some ieachers as Stew/e, put his brains to work and wound up as a Merit Finalist while pressing buzzers for the high school bowl team. Majoring in minor sports, Mel displayed his athletic prowess on both land and sea. BTA's represenfofive fo the I.Y., will become BTA's representative in en- gineering to 6C next fall. "Happiness was born a twin." Byron STEWART FEINBERG Elchanite Literary Editor 7-8; Swimming Team 3-8; JV Basketball Mgr. 2-3; Debat- ing t-8, Mgr. I, 7; Vice-President 5-6, 8; Arista 7-8; Intramurals 1-8. Stewie, known by other teachers as Mel, regaled students and faculty alike by always managing to come up with the wrong state- ment at the right time. An avid participant in extracurricular sports, Sterv swam his way to the Literary Editorship of the BIchanite. His wit will be on excellent addition to Brooklyn next fall. "One of us was born a twin. And not a soul knew which." H. S. Leigh HARVEY FEINTUCH Elchanite Photography Squad 7-8; Topics 3-8; Lab Squad 3; Bulletin 3-4; Library Squad 5-6; Service Squad 3-5; Atom 3-5. Sfor of the imitatjon French class, Hohrvay ably displayed his great talent for acting. A ping-pong enthusiast, he spent his senior year participating in the auditorium's physical fit- ness program, achieving success by attaining the Rabbi's honorable leave of obsence. ftor- vey will finally achieve a "goal" in Brooklyn's science department. "Speak in French when you can't think of the English for a thing." Carroll a^^l^^ S88@k i^^^i^ m '1 m *^^ (3^- ■ ^^ See*,-' ^^ The to/ who crocfced fhof bell will get four dots in my noleboofc. 1. •■■-■-::». J^^^^ ALLEN FISHMAN Elchanite Business Mgr. 7-8; Radio Club t-8; Audio Visual Head 5-8; Service Squad 1-5; Glee Club 1-6; Variety Nite 2. 4; Chaglgot 1-8: High School Bowl Scorer 5-8; Lab Squad 5-8. Supplementing bis lime spent with radios with running the school, Allen managed to occasionally drop in on a class A staunch advocate of Mizrachi ideals, he staged a suc- cessful campaign to bleed the senior class dry. His extensive knowledge of electronics will aid his pursuit of an engineering degree at Belkin's domain. "The radio is of unique usefulness for bringing people together." Einstein GARY FREEDMAN Soccer Team 7-8; Service Squad 1-2; A+om 1-2; Glee Club 1-2; Kolenu 7-8; Debating 5-8. The class linguist, Gary excelled mainly in French, Russian and Bnei-Akivanism. Unique in his ability to rank out teachers without their knowledge, his eyes always seemed glued to a book. Brooklyn's loss will be Israel's gain, as Gary will study Zionism while going on hachsharah next fall. "Reading malceth a full man" Bacon JUDAH FREEDMAN G.O. Vice-President 8, Sec'y-Treas. f; Ten- nis Team 7-8; Track Team 7-8; Glee Club 7-8; Debating 5-8; Service Squad 3-6, Sgt. 3; High School Bov/I 6; Vice-President 6. An emigre from RJJ, Judah achieved more in his abbreviated stay than did most of his four-year colleagues. After staging a success- ful battle for Drivers Ed. in the capacity of Sec'y Jreas., it was a foregone conclusion that he would rise to the office of Veep. Judah is sure to be a credit to JA in the future. "Born for success he seemed." Emerson IRA FRIEDMAN Variety* Ni+e 1-6, Co-Leader 7-8; Debating 3-6. Varsity 6-8; High School Bowl 7-8; Arista 6-8; Glee Club 1-8; Band 5-8; Soccer Team Mgr. 5-8. Ira, a Keating die-bard, earned fame through his greai oratory at the debating ros- trum and in Y.A.'s class. One of the few vocalists to stick with the glee club for all of his eight terms, his guitar v/as a welcome ad- dition to our Chagigot and Variety Nite. Ira will follow in his father's footsteps majoring in poll sci at Brooklyn. "Like father, like son." French Proverb JOEL FRIEDMAN Elchanite Art Editor 7-8; High School Bowl Mgr. 6. Varsity Captain 7-8; President 2, 5, 7, Vice-President 4; Lab Squad 1-4; Atom Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Debating Mgr. I; Foot- ball Team Captain 7; Service Squad 1-3, Captain 7; Intramurals 5-8. Pic, nicfcnamed Joel, entertained Rabbi Bo with his knowledge of every phylum from protozoa to chordata. Between catching passes for the football team and doodling caricatures for the Elchanite, he found time to push but- tons for the Yubrains. To further his knowl- edge of anatomy. Pic will take pre-Med courses at Brooklyn. "Honor a physician with the honor due Ecclesiastes ZEV FRIEDMAN Variety Nite 4; Chagigot 1-4; Glee Club 1-8; Bookroom 7-8; Service Squad 1-4; Bowl- ing Team 7-8; Soccer Team 1-6, Capt. 7-8; Dialect 1-8; Atom 1-2; Intramurals 1-8. A new addition to the bookroom staff, Zev put his educated toe to work scoring goals for the Yusox. Leading the Dib Society to new heights, he was always seen "shooting the hoops" with his tall cohort. Zev will begin pushing his slide rule next fall, while major- ing in engineering at City. "Books, we know, are a substantial world, both pure and good." Wordsworth Big Brother is watching. LAZAR FRUCHTER G.O. President 8. Sec'y-Treas. 5; Service Squad 1-3, Lieut. 4; Arista 5-8; Variety Nite 6; Elchanite 1-2; Softball Team 7-8; Presi- dent I, 3, Athletic Mgr. 2; Intramurals 1-8. Determined to end his similarity to Henry Clay after one Presidential election, Lazar fol- lowed the Fruchier tradition and became our stalwart leader. His accession to the office of "Chief-UY-Stei", marked the first time one member of Club 204 had succeded another. Lazar will move both his athletic and diploma- tice talents uptown next fall. "If at first you don't succeed . . ." Anonymous IRVING FUCHS G.O. Sec'y-Treas. 8; Math Teann 6-8; Review 7-8; Student Court 7; Atom 7-8; President 6-7; Debating 6-8; High School Bowl 7-8; Intramurals 6-8. Realizing his dread mistake after one year uptown, Irv transferred his wit and ready mind to the good Veshivo University High School. He gained renown in TA by giving a hilarious imitation of Moe at the Chagigot. Knowledge gained on the math team will as- sist his pursuit of a mathematics degree at Brooklyn. "The French are wiser than they seem." Bacon EDWARD GEISLER Tennis Team 3-6, Capt. 7-8; Bowling Team 5-8; Swimming Team 5-8; Glee Club' 1-4; Athletic Mgr. 7; Service Squad 1-2; Intra- murals 1-8. Eddie, our jovial companion from Crown Heights, easily endeared himself to Doc. As our tennis team captain, Eddie tried to turn away from "fauhs" while capturing as many "loves" as possible. Next fall will see Eddie move from the clay of the tennis court to the slide rules of Brooklyn's campus where he wilt study engineering. "The faith they have in tennis." Shakespeare HAROLD GELLIS Service Squad 1-5; Chagigot 4-8; Hausman Awards 3, 7; Softball Team 3-6, Capt. 7-8; Track Team 1-6, Capt. 7-8; Basketball Team Mgr. 5-8; Football Team 7; President 4, Athletic Mgr. 6-7; Intramurals 1-8; Yellow Belt 5-8. Harold, the school bodyguard, comple- mented his proficiency at liu-jitsu with the captaincies of the track and softbali teams. Keeping a constant eye on the Yugar score- board, he aiso distinguished himself as a backyard balthandler. His quick reflexes and sharp sense of humor will guide him through accountancy at City. "Self-defense is nature's eldest law." Dryden MILTON GERSTL Debating 7-8; High School Bowl 5-8; Intra- murals 1-8; Concession 7-8; Service Squad 1-2; Library Squad 7-8. An American with the chalutz spirit, Miliy spent his spare time dispensing Drake's cakes in the underground cavern. A split end off the split-T, "Lefty" not only caught posses but also made them. Though not a sobro, Mitty will put his knowledge of Hebrew to good use while tilling the soil in Aretz. "My heart is in the East, and I in the uttermost West." Halevi SAM GOLDMAN Debating 1-6; Intramurals 1-8; Math Team 5-8; Softball Team 5-8; Service Squad 1-6; Chess Team 3-8; High School Bowl Team 7-8. One of Louie's favorite targets, Sam shared his amiable character selflessly with the re- mainder of his mentors A starter for both the Math and High School Bowl teams, his athletic talents were often displayed while swinging bafs for the softbali nine. Sam will continue identifying organic compounds while majoring in chemistry at Brooklyn. "My idea of an agreeable person is one who agrees with me." Disraeli Chow time, 1 1 -.42. MARTIN GOTTLIEB Arista 7-8; Sof+bal! Team 3-8; Track Team 3-8; Review 5-6; Vice Pres. 2; Service Squad 1-6; Atom 5-6; Tennis Team 7-8; H. S. Bowl 7-8; Elchanite 2-8; Official Weasel 1-8. Our pinf-size sports enthusiast, Weasel weasefed bis way into the hearts of his teach- ers and dassmates. Besides attaining the captaincy of the softbail team, Marty also donated his athletic prowess to the tennis and track teams. Instilled with a love of chem- istry by Mr. Zuckerman, he will continue toy- ing with test tubes at Brooklyn. "Pop goes the Weasel." English Song IRVING GREISMAN Topics 1-6; Bulletin 1-6; Debating 1-4; No Time for Sergeants 1-2; Variety. Nite 6-8. Irvfng, who delighted our central sisters with his suave approach, displayed superior histrionic ability with his smashing perform- ances in ■'No Time for Sergeonfs" and in Variety Nite Irv's amazing knowledge and appreciation of figures will aid him at City where he will major j'n engineering, "You may prove anything in figures." Carlyle Who put that fershiugginer picture on the wall? JOSEPH GRUNWALD Elchanite Typing Editor 7-8; President I, 7-8; Varsity Basketball Mgr, 5-8; Service Squad 1-4. Captain 7-8; Student Court 7, Chief Justice 8; Math Team 7-8; Review Managing Editor 7-8; Topics Typing Editor 7-8; Dialect Associate Editor 7-8; YOC Co-Head 7-8; Arista 7-8; H. S. Bowl 5-8. Tfie star goalie of the underground hockey team, Grunny also distinguished himself with bis extensive use of aquatic weapons. After three years of practice, he finally achieved stardom with his impersonation of the tall one we oil Icnow and love, Joe's math emof tea/ ability will prove very useful to him at City where he will major in engineering. "Tell God the truth but give the judge money." Proverb ^^l 'X >^?tW^'~ ^ Keepers of the Times. ISADORE GUTWEIN Elchani+e 6-8; Lab Squad 4-5; Service Squad 1-3; Arista 5-8; Debating 1-8; Review 5-6; Atom 4-5; High School Bowl 7-8; Chagigot 7-8; Bulletin 3-6; Mr. Roberts 3-4. Izzy, our consfrucfion enthusiast, built the school's as well as the world's largest wooden menorab. A very amiable fellow, he capital- ized on his friendship with science scholars throughout the city's secondary school system. One of fhe more prominent members of the lab Squad, Izzy will preface his cure of man- kind's ills with a preMed course of study next fali "Without laboratories men of science are soldiers without arms." Pasteur DAVID HERSHKOVITS Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Student Court Justice 6; Varsity Basketball 1-4. Cap- tain 5-8; President I, 3-4, 6, Vice President 2, 5; Service Squad 1-2; Library Squad 1-2; Intramurals 5-8. One of our avid "traffic" watchers, Dave divided his time, rather unevenly, befween fhe goings on in and out of class. After straight- ening out some minor directional difficulties in his freshy year, be went on to captain the Yugars for two years. Dave will continue to drive forward while majoring in pre-Law at Brooklyn. "A sportsman complete." Whyte-Melville ALAN HIRTH Elchanite Photography Squad 7-8; High School Bowl Team 7-8; JV Debating 1-2, Debating 1-6, Mgr. 1-2. 4; H. S. Bowl 6; Atom 7-8; Vice-President 3; Football Team 7-8; Service Squad 4-7; Intramurals 1-8. Famous for bis pigskin abilities, Al amazed everyone with bis quick footwork and adept moutbwork. Between answering questions for the Yubroins and missing English classes, he spent his time as unofficial critic of the Yugars. Al will trade in his football for a scalpel in his pre-Med courses at NYU next fall. "NYU doesn't have a football team ? ? 7" Allie Hirth ^^Ifr-? ISRAEL JACOBOWITZ Service Squad I, 3-4; Varsity Basketball 5-8; Bowling Team 7-8; Softball Team 7-8; JV Basketball 2-3; JV Swimming 1-2: Athletic Mgr. 2-3, 5; Intramurals 1-8. Izzy, often caiied Jacob Israeiowitz, put bis sharp wit and reflexes fo work on and off the court. Dividing his time enthusiastically be- tween Moe and Irv, be excelled for both of them. Despite his compact size, Izzy sparked the Yugars whenever be strode unto the court. He will continue to brighten up his class next fall while majoring in pre-Med. "To preserve a man alive ... Is as great a miracle as to create him." Taylor ABRAHAM KARKOWSKY Library Squad 3-4; Service Squad 1-2; High School Bowl 5-8, Mgr. 7; Intramural Math Team 8, Mgr. 8; Intramurals 1-8; Chagigot 7-8. Avi, better fcnown to his classmates as "Mighty", was one of Rocky's friends. Despite his diminutive stature, he could always be found driving around the big guys. A pro- ponent of fhe fheory that mighi-y makes right, Avi will put his knowledge gained while pressing buzzers to good use studying chem- istry at Brooklyn. "Little bodies have great souls," Ray HYMAN KISLAK Elchanite Photography Squad 7-8, Business Manager 3-4; Track Team 5-8; Bowling Team 7-8; Tennis Team 7-8; Debating 3-4; Soccer Team 7-8; Glee Club 1-2; Service Squad 5-6. Select member of Bomzer's Bottling Co., Hymie demonstrated his proficiency at Ken- more to become a charier member of the Bomzer Bowling Brigade. A singer for the glee club, he could often be heard singing as be drove to school in bis father's car. City will see him next fall, when be attends classes in engineering there. "There are two boys who are disturbing me, Kislak." Herble 30 But t say it is Kosher. SIDNEY KLEIN Elchanite Art Editor 7-8, Squad 1-6; Atom 1-4; Track Team 1-6, Co-CaptaIn 7-8; Haus- man Award 5; Chaglgot 7-8; Variety Nite 5-8; Mister Roberts 3-4; Debating 1-4. JV 3-4, Varsity 5-8. Our answer to Mictietangelo, Sid donated bis artistic talents to all who requested them. One of those most responsible for the El- chanite's new look, he worked day and night striving to meet deadlines. Sid will add co/or ond contrast to Brooklyn's campus where he will begin his study of pre-law next fall. "Art Is power." Longfellow DAVID KURITZKY Elchanite Business Manager 7-8; Service Squad 3; President 2, 4, Vice-President 3; Debating 2-4; Swimming Team 3; Football Team 7-8; Intramurals 1-8, Part of our Rom bam clique, Dave has al- ways prided himself in being one of the most innocent students in the class. His "mind probing genius", embraced by bis interest in psychology, has influenced his stay at BTA. Dave's ardent participation in extracurricular activities will supplement his math studies at Brooklyn. "Popularity is the small change of glory." French Proverb MARVIN LEBOWITZ Bowling Team 5-6, Captain 7-8; Track Team 3-6, Ca-Captaln 7-8; Athletic Mgr. 3; Serv- ice Squad 1-2; Glee Club 1-2; Intramurals i-4. One of the most avid Yugar fans, Marv was an equally avid Ken more fan. As captain of the bowling team ond as a star quarter-miler for the cindermen, he helped both teams to an admirable record in lY competition. At home with numbers on the scores heef, Marv will major in accountancy at CCNY . "His soul lives In an alley." Ben Jonson 31 Quick before the puddle evaporates! ROBERT LEIBOWITZ Service Squad 1-2; Debating 3; Intramurals 3-8; Soccer Team 7-8; Chaglgot 7-8; Haus- man Award 7. Serene and quiet in spirit and ideas, Rob- ert's presence could always be felt. He steadily boosted morale, cheered for the Yugors and aided his friends. In his out/oolt, there was a trace of humor thai enabled him to be the friendly advisor. Leibee, with a sincere mind and purpose, will attend Brook- lyn and major in history next Fall. "Men of few words are the best of men." Shakespeare ARTHUR LEVENGLICK Elchanlte Typing Editor 7-8; JV Debating 1-4. Varsity 7-8, Mgr. 7; Review Editor-in- Chief 7-8; Dialect Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Kol- enu Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Service Squad 2, 4-6. Lieutenant 8; Arista 4-8, President 8; Checker Team Co-CaptaIn 5-8; Math Team 5-8; Bulletin Associate Editor 7-8. lev, the only editor able to express his views through nine different channels, devel- oped on aversion to the term MINOR publi- cations. He capped a successful career at YUH5B by becoming the President of Arista in his last term. YU will have to build an out- door basketball court if they are to accommo- date him next fall. "Luz mir reiden," Pefe GARY LEVINE Elchanite Literary Editor 7-8; Topics Feature Editor 7-8; Review Literary Editor 7-8; JV Debating 3-4, Varsity 5-8; High School Bowl 7; Variety Nite Ass. Leader 6, Co-Leader 8; Chaglgot 3-6; Glee Club 3-6; Almost Chagiga Head 7. Gary, the only "almost Chagiga head" in BTA history, first entered our hallowed hath in the beginning of his third term. His critical pen soon won him the title of the school poet laureate as well as the feature editorship of the Topics Next year will find Gary major- ing in english and creative writing at Brooklyn. "A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word." Emerson . and to act in a manner befilting a student of Torab. ROBERT LEWIS Elchani+e Business Manager 7-8; Varsity De- bating 5-8; Atom 5-6; Service Squad 1-4; Lab Squad 3-4; Dialect 1-2; Topics 7-8; YOC 1-4; Debating Mgr. 3. Looey consistently amazed bis class with an inexbaustibfe wealth of peripberal knowl- edge. Always ready with a quick quip, be was always available whenever advice was needed an politics, religion, job opportunities and various other topics. Economics instructors at Brooklyr} had better bone up tbeir courses fo be ready for Robert next fall. "Born with a gift of laughter." Sabatinl DOV LORINER SIfriyon 5-6. Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Kolenu Edi- tor-in-Chief 7-8; Times and Tribune Bureau 5-6, Head 7-8; Hausman Award 5. 7; Bible Prize 5; Arista 7-8; Dialect 5-6; YOC 7-8; Library Squad 5-6; Service Squad 1-4; De- bating 4-5. Dov, editor of the school's Hebraic publi- cations, found time among bis various en- deavors to manage the subscription bureau. His enthusiasm for Gemorrab won him two Hausman awards, while bis zeal for Tanach gained him a treasured National Bible Prize. LKS' sessions will provide a good background for his study of economics at YU. "The history of every individual man should be a Bible." Novalis DAVID MORGENSTERN Review 5-6; Dialect 3-4; Handball Team 5-8; Track Team 7-8; Service Squad 5-6; Lab Squad 5-6; Library Squad 3-6. One of our late arrivals on fhe scene. Dove wos quick to make himself both friendly and helpful. Blessed with ibe almost extinct talent of calligraphy, his other talents extended to the handball and track teams, where bis serv- ices were well-received. Dave will move to the drawing board at Brooklyn where he will begin bis study of engineering next fall. "Engineers are more clever than artillery- men." Napoleon I I hnOuu u-'ho t-QoK ^ . NORMAN MORGENSTERN Dialect 5-8; Track Team 3-8; Swimming Team 5-8; Library Squad 3-4; Lab Squad 3-6. Entering ihe inner sanctum together with his cousin in our sophomore year, Norm dis- tinguished himseli as a star aquatic per- former. Possessing the unique bobby of skin- diving, be spent bis spare time holding his breath. An aU-around athlete, Norm wili trade in bis fins for a T-square while studying en- gineering af Brooklyn come September. "He could manage this maHer +o a T." Sterne He said he was going to get "Kiwwed onda Bottwes!" IRA MORROW Elchanite Art Squad 7-8; Arista 7-8; Topics 7-8; High School Bowl 7-8; Chagigot 7-8; Review 6; Service Squad 1-4; Debating 3-4; Atom 1-2; Lab Squad 1-2; Intramurals 1-8. After exceiling for two terms in Mr. Zuckoff's class, Ira moved bis amazing memory for his- torical dates to Y A.'s football forum. He could always be found on the way out of the G. O. office, which was bis second borne Ira will memorize the cranial nerves white major- ing in pre-Med at Brooklyn. "Histories make men wise." Bacon HOWARD NUSBAUM Dialect Typing Editor 7-8; Sifriyon Typing Editor 7-8; Checker Team 3-4, Co-Captain 5-8; Chess Team Co-Captain 5-8; Band 1-4, Leader 5-8; Soccer Team 7-8; Debating 5-8; Glee Club 5-8. The little man with fhe big service credit collection, Howie packed a variety of activi- ties into bis four years at TA. While typing for many of our pubiicofions, fie found fime (o ieod the checker team and coordinate ihe band. Howie will become Brooklyn's Lawrence V/elk as he majors there in the sciences. "Life's too short for chess." Byron MARTIN OLINER Haderech Editor 7-8; Arista 6-8; Hausman Awards 3, 5, 7; Tennis Team 5-8; Handball Team 7-8; Library Squad 1-4; Service Squad 1-4; High School Bowl Mgr. 6; Debating 1-8, Mgr. 4-6. One of Mr. B.'s ex-men, Marty spent his four years in YUHSB championing the cause of Mizrachi while endeavoring to emancipate Soviet Jewry. Whether circulating petitions or distributing Ulegai documents, he was never at a loss for words when a heated debate arose. His forensic abilities will assist him in his study of pre-Law at Brooklyn. "Have mercy upon all Jews. ' Boole of Common Prayer NATHAN PRESSER High School Bowl Team Captain 7-8; Swim- ming Team 5-8; High School Bowl 5-6, Man- ager 5-6. Nat, our swimming representative from Chaim Berlin, worked his way to the posi- tion of captain of the Yubrains. Known in high school bowl circles as the "quick presser," he also demonstrated his speed along the swimming lanes. Unique in bis choice of an aeronauticai engineering career, he will fly up to City next fall. "Nothing is more excellent than knowl- edge." John of Damascus HENRY PRYBYSH Mdth Team 5-8; Debating 7-8; Chess Team I 5-8. Henry, who recognized the intrinsic super- iority of BTA over BT, arrived here at the end of his soph year. Proficient at both math problems and violin virtuosity, he became a member of our math team playing second fiddle to none. Accomplished in the art of sophistry, he will argue his way to a physics degree at City. "Man is an embodied paradox, a bundle of contradictions." Coiton But officer, I just crashed into the gate . . . / can't go then, there's a misbmar Thursday night. MICHAEL RAVETCH Bulletin 3-4; Track 5-8; Library Squad 3-4; Lab Squad 1-4; Service Squad 3-4; Intra- murals 1-8. Mike, one of our oquafic sfors, also dis- played his athletic inclinations while running for the track team. A lively spot in our Spon- isb class, his timely remarks frequently in- curred "el senor's " wrafh despite his influen- tial central connections. An admirer of the lab setup, Mike will take his test tubes to Hunter where he will major in bio. "I don't care who your father is." Sen or RAYMOND REICH Topics Editor-in-Chief 7-8, News Editor 5-6; Arista 4-8, President 7; Service Squad 1-5, Lieutenant 5; Review Associate Editor 5; JV Debating 1-4; Atom 1-4; Chagigot 6-8; Variety Nite 4-8; Intramurals 1-4. Carrying on fhe great Reich tradition, Ray, known alternately as Gingi and Raymondo Cane (but never as Red), esfablished an en- viable record of scholastic and extracurricular excellence. He graced the office of Arista President, and as editor of the Topics he set and maintained an unprecedented high stand- ard of quality. Next year will find Ray major- ing in history at Yeshiva. "Then hall the press, chosen guardian of freedom." Greeley MICHAEL REINHARD JV Basketball 1-2, Varsity 3-8; Track Team 5-8; Bowling Team 7-8; Service Squad 2; President 3, 4, 6, Vice President 2, 5; Intra- murals 1-2. Despite Mike's efforts to ths contrary, the building at the corner of Bedford and Church remained erect after his four year tenure there His ability to jump around helped him gain berths on both the basketball and track teams in his soph year. His resiliency will launch him from TA's pad into CCNY's atmo- sphere where he will orbit toward an account- ing career. "When a man takes the road to destruc- tion, the gods help him along." Aeschylus So they squealed on you, huh? Wow/ Look at that one/ JOSEPH REINHOLD Athletic Manager 5-6; Varsity Basketball 5-8; Bowling Team 7-8; Service Squad 1-4; Intra- murals 1-4. Joe's fantastic propulsive ability gave rise to his nickname "Dunk." As one of the most famous "minute men," he enlivened the Yugar bench with his mere presence. Exclusive of his afhietic ability. Dunk was also on accom- plished linguist. He will add to his knowledge while taking pre-Med courses at Hunter. "Dzunquy, ya feelln' bad"? Gerry MARTIN REINMAN Haderech Associate Editor 7-8; Math Team 7-8; Debating 5-6; Library Squad 1-4; Serv- ice Squad 3-4. Martin's interest in Judaica lifted him to the associate editorship of Haderech, while his mathematical aptitude attained for him a berth on the math team. Prominent in Mr. Horowitz' class, he surprised no one by achieving a perfect score on the A. A. regents. Mathemati- cal skills will propel him onward to major in math at Amsterdam and 186th St. "The good have no need of an advocate." Phocion JOSEPH ROSENFELD Glee Club 1-8; Chagigot 7-8; Service Squad 1-4, Captain 8; Soccer Team 5-8; Bookroom 7; Atom 1-2; Intramurals 4-8. Vussie, whose heorf overflowed with joy; whose soul wos filled with love of life; ex- pounded Zionism as the logical solution to world problems. Active in Israeli affairs, he formulated the theory of reciprocal benefac- tion with friends. Math and YU will blend into his mind next fall; each will add its own spice. "He who sings scares away his woes." Cervantes EUGENE ROSTKER School Athletic Mgr. 8; Checker Team 5-8; Hausman Award 5; Service Squad 6; Glee Club 5-6; Checker Team 1-8; Chaglgot 2, 7-8; Debating 1-2; Intramurals 1-8. Gmo, the only French bird in the school^ possessed a skill for becoming prominent in Aloe's class. His atbietic prowess and popu- larity succeeded in placing in his bands the office of school athletic manager. His con- genial personality will aid him in being In- doctrinated at Brooklyn as a pre-Med student. "An ounce of wit is worth a pound of sorrow." Baxter DAVID SAVITSKY Debating 1-5, JV 3, School Debating Mgr. 8; Service Squad 1-6; Kolenu 7; Glee Club 1-8; Chaglgot i-8; Variety Nite 2, 4; Intramurals 4. Dave, a familiar figure on his class debating team, reached the pinnacle of his career when he was elected school debating manager. One of our more adept hockey enthusiasts, be was often seen escaping from an ominous chickee call. Dave will continue rebutting his op- ponents as well as bis mentors at YU where he wilt major in history. "Debate is masculine." AicoH JOSEPH SCHLEIFER Elchani+e Business Manager 2, 3, 5; Service Squad i-4; Chagigot 7-8. Our enthusiastic weight lifter from Crown Heights, Joe spent his spare time testing his muscles while upending bis fellow students. Always ready to provide a light moment dur- ing a dull class, he often incurred the wrath of his teachers because of his amazing dex- terity at penhandling. Joe wilt major in ac- counting at Yeshiva. "A constant friend is a thing rare and hard to find." Plutarch 38 ipf '/ Btir-i" e.^iRi.T Benny Da Bookie! ISADORE SCHMUKLER Library Squad 1-4; BuHetin 1-2; Corollary 1-2; Service Squad 1-4; Debating 2-6; Tennis Team 5-8; Bowling Team 5-8. Izzy, an avid reader, spent much of bis leisure time browsing through books in our underground study hall. A familiar face at our sister school during his first three years, he was extremely disheartened by the recent administrative 'coup' there. His extensive knowledge will guide him through psychology courses at Brooklyn. ". . . utter wisdom from the Central deep." Lowell WILLIE SCHOR Service Squad 1-4; Library Squad 3-4; High School Bowl 5-6; intra murals 5-8; Bowling Team 5-6; Softball Team 7-8. Willie, the mouthpiece of the Spanish set, put his knowledge of that foreign tongue to test in conversation with the ianitors. A founder of BTA's chapter of the NAACP, his humorous Deep Sovth dialect was. often heard during a friendly sfickball game Possessor of an immense knowledge of the social sciences, Willie will major in pre-Law at Brooklyn. "Spanish is the language for lovers." Spanish Proverb NORMAN SEIDENFELD Elchanite Associate Editor 7-8; President 3, 6; Arista 5-7; Vice President 8; Review Asso- ciate Editor 7-8; Dialect French Editor 7-8; Chess & Checker Team 4-8; Service Squad Lieut. 5; Glee Club Leader 7-8; Chagiga Head 7-8. Perennial leader of the class' honor roll, "Z" took time out from 'hasmada' to head two hilarious chagigoi. Ably conducting the high-pitched contingent of the school's glee club, he often entertained bis Gemorrah "cbevroosahs" with a timely nigun. Norm will continue harmonizing at YU, where he will again lead bis class while majoring in math. "Knowledge is power." Bacon Sold American/ GERALD SELIGSOHN JV Basketball 3-4; Vice-President 3, Athletic Mgr. 5, 8; Service Squad 3-4; Track Team 7-8; Intramurals 1-8. One of our more adept backyard balihan- dlers, Gerry prided himself on being able to drive around the best of hoopsters. Hailed as a JV star, he was also the proud possessor of the prettiest sister in school. Next year will find Gerry adding fo his diversified fcnowiedge at Hunter "But Gerry, ya promised." Dzunquy MAYER SHAPIRO Bulletin 1-6; Atom 3; Corollary 3, Editor-in- Chief 7-8; Review 4-6. Associate Editor 7-8; Varsity Debating 4-8; Math Team 3-8; Track Team 6-8; Glee Club 3-4; Arista 4-8; Vice- President 3; Debating 2-4. Mgr. 2. One of our quiefer colleagues, Mayer often displayed his North Dakota accent while play- ing "bahl." Succeessfully coupling Gemorrah logic with malhemafical knowledge, he fol- lowed up his tenure on the math team by be- coming editor of the Corollary. Mayer will continue debating with his rebbis while major- ing in maih at YU- "Your character with piety is packed." H. Graham NATHAN SHAPIRO Swimming Team 4-8; President 3; Elchanlte Business Mgr. I; Service Squad 1-6; Library Squad 1-2. Bullet, OS Nofhon was called by his aqua- colleagues, used his experience as a busboy to become the coffee-getter for many rebbis. Through his uncanny ability to be in the right place at the wrong time, Nathan became well- acquainted with the administrative hierarchy. He will learn mouth to mouth resuscitation while majoring in pre-Med at Brooklyn. "Or sink or swim." Shakespeare V"'Si;i; Farmach de Venetian biinde, un gay krig an admiti Guardian of our personai safety. SEYMOUR SHAPIRO Elchanite EdUor-in-Chief 7-8; G.O. President 7, Sec'y-Treas. 6; School A+hle+ic Mgr. 5; President 3-4. Athletic Mgr. 2; Bulletin 5-6; Handball Team 5-6. Softball Team 5-8; Intramurals Arista 5-8; Topics 7-8; Capt. 7-8; 1-8. Seymour, despite being hoi'/ed as "medio- cre", managed to moid ihe G.O, presidency to conform with SSSJ doctrines. While earn- estly editing the ESchanite, his spare time, which he so often found, was spent ah>ly co- captaining the hockey team — unofficial of course. Sy will follow in his farof/ier's foof- steps as he treks up to City for an engineer- ing degree- "To hear the cry of the oppressed." Psalms GEORGE SILBERMAN Elchanite Co-Editor 7-8; G.O. Vice-Presi- dent 7; Varsity Baslcetbal! 3-8; JV 1-2; Soft- ball Team 7-8; Service Squad 3; Debating 4-8. Manager 5-6; President 3-4. Athletic Manager 3-4; Intramurals 1-8. George finally came into his own in Rabbi Fink's class, where he amazed everyone, in- cluding himself, with his lalmudic knowledge. He was adept at piling up both points and votes as the backbone of the Yugar bench and Veep of the G O, With an eye to the future George will major in genetics at Brooklyn. "Midnight, and love, and youth, and Italy!" Bulv/er-Lytton WHEEL _ ALIGNMENT autoreMbs ftfi^e "^ All MAKES CABS -TRUCKS ALAN SIROTE Service Squad 1-4. 7; Debating 3-8; Re- view 7-8. When nof spreading Bnei Akiva views on life or helping at a nearby school, Alan paid us a visit. His years at YUHSB were high- lighted by a philosophical and witty approach to many problems. Alan will continue uptown where he will major in math while instilling his fellow classmates with his bright outlook on life. "Philosophy is the highest music' Plato ARIESOMMER Office Squad Head 5-8; Service Squad 1-2; Atom 1-2; Lab Squad 1-2; JV Baskef- ball 3-4, Varsi+y 5-8; Soccer Team 5-8; Bowl- ing Team 7-8; In+ramurals 1-4. Arie was the biggest man in the school both in stature and position. He stepped into a large void in the administration and soon be- came the top administrator; the first mem- ber of the Dib Brigade to achive such success. The vibrant mind which boosted him to prom- inence in TA will aid his study of engineering at City. "As busy as a one-armed paperhanger with the itch." American Saying ELLIOT SPITZ Elchanite Business Manager 1-2; Dialect 1-6, Hebrew Editor 7-8; Atom 1-2; Service Squad Sargeant 3; Soccer Team 3-6. Capt. 7-8; Bowling Team 5-6. Capt. 7-8; Intramurals 1-8. Always anxious to move up in life, Elliot Sharp deserted Israel for Brooklyn and Brook- lyn for Kew Gardens. A member of the .Dib Society, proficient in all sports, he captained both the bowling and soccer f earns. His quick smile and SHARP wit will remain with him while he studies pre-Law at Yeshiva. "To manage men one ought to have a sharp mind." G. Eliot A donahon? Come right inl ALAN SPRINGER JV Basketball 3-4; Athletic Mgr. 4; Service Squad 1-4; Hausman Awards 3, 5; Arista 5-8; Variety NIte 2; Lab Squad 3-4; Intra- murals 1-8, Afan, who highlighted every Arista meet/ng with his keen wit, was omong the few to gain the distinction of perfect attendance. Hurdling every obsacle before him, he achived fame in all his classes Majoring in science in Brook- lyn College next fall, Alan will emerge triumphant and become a credit to the school. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." Bayly ^^prfV ABRAHAM STEIN Library Squad 3-6, Head 7-8; Sof+ball Team 6-8; Chagigot 5-8; Haderech 7-8; Atom 1-2; Service Squad 1-4; In+ramurals 1-8. When the time fo separate the men from the boys came, Abe was first to be separated. One of Mr, fi.'s fop men, he emulated his idol and advanced through the ranks to become the bead of the library squad. Brooklyn will have the hard job of changing Abe from a bibliopholist to a dentist. "A library is a hospital for the mind." Anonymous IRA TRAEGER Library Squad 4-5; Service Squad 1-2; Swimming Team 1-3; Lab Squad 5; Atom 1-2; Debating 3; Topics 3-4. A nonconformist in all things, IBT made full and successful use of the "greasy kid stuff." In Ira's freshy year, he and Rocky formed a mutual admiration society which will outlast time. His good nature will gain him friends while his good mind will earn him an engi- neering degree at City. ". . . and you use some of that greasy Icid stuff." John Q. Vitalls AARON WEINBERG Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Yugar Ed- I+or-in-Chief 7-8; Topics Sports Editor 7-8; Math Team 1-5, Capt. 6-8; Varsity Baslcet- ball 5-8. JV 3-4; President 2, Athletic Mgr. 5; Arista 5-8; Service Squad 1-2; Intra- murals 1-4. Aaron was proficient in the use of faoffi basketballs and numbers. Captain of the math team, he was also editor-in-chief of the Yugar and sports editor of the Topics. The first half of the famed "Weinberg-Weiner" combination, Aaron will sit next to someone else while majoring in electrical engineering at Cooper Union. "in mathematics he v/as greater than alL" Butler To-ny bought a po-ny. See the po-ny run 43 BERNARD WEINER Arista 7-8; Library Squad 3-4; Service Squad 1-2; Varsity Basketball 3-8. Captain 7-8. JV 1-2; Yugar 7-8; Vice-President 4. Ath- letic Manager 3. 7; Intra murals 1-8. A high scorer in the classroom and on the basketbali court, Bernie comprised the second half of the illustrious "Weinberg- Weiner" duo. Despite an injury he captained the Yugars to a successful season. Bernie will move from the MJHSL to the Ivy League while majoring in prelaw at Columbia. "Ability wins us the esteem of the true men." La Rochefoucauld ELLIOTT WEINHOUSE Etchanite Co- Editor 7-8; Review 5-8, Asso- ciate Editor 7-8; Dialect Associate Editor 7-8; President 2, Vice President 5; High School Bowl 7; Arista 4-8, Vice President 7; English Library 1-4; Service Squad 1-3; Lab Squad 4; Hausman Awards 3. 5. Elliott, whose astronomical average instilled in us a faith in Brighton Yeshiva, was a long standing member of the infamous Arista so- ciety. His journalistic talents gained him posi- tions on many magazines while his popu- larity won him the confidence oi his class- mates. Elliott will continue to heat his fellow man's troubles while majoring in pre-Med at Brooklyn. "A man Is but what he knows." EMANUEL WEINSTEIN Elchanite Photography Squad 5-6; Chess and Checkers Team 7; Bowling Team 5-8. Manny, quiet and friendly, was perhaps the hardest worker in the school. Even though he was always poring over his textbooks, Manny found time to become a really excellent bowler. A deeply religious boy, he v/ill follow his father's footsteps and major in rabbinical courses at Yeshiva "He that is a friend to himself, know, he is a friend to all." Montaigne What's the coefficient of friction between ice and a hockey puck? Club 204. LOUIS WEISS Swimming Team 1-8; Tennis Team 5-6, Co- Cap+ain 7-8; Bowling Team 7-8; Softball Team 7-8; Track Team 7-8; Service Squad 1-5; Intramurals 1-8. Louis, a star member of ibe swimming team, o/so excelled in various other athletic pursuits. His unique talents have made him unforgett- able to all his rabbanim with the exception of Otlie Having learned the rudiments of ac- counting from his friend. Jack the candy man. Louis should have an easy time at Brooklyn. "But swan, till fortune threw a rope." Green JOSEPH WELFELD Service Squad 1-4; JV Basketball 3-4; Soft- ball Team 7-8; Handball Team 7-8; Vice President 7, President 8, Athletic Mgr. 3-4; Library Squad 3-4; Chagigot 6-8. Joe was the most talented forward on the Spanish line of the school's hockey team. Constantly being put in the sin bin by the tali referee, he still managed to score high in the goal's and on Regents. A senor proteg&, he will pass up a lucrative pro hockey offer to study engineering at Cooper Union. "There Is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." Proverbs «[[ie/i'(^ SOL ZALCGENDLER Service Squad 1-4; JV Debating 3-4. De- bating 1-5, Mgr. 3; Intramurals 1-4; Basket- ball Cheerleader 1-8. Called Blutz by his many friends, what's- his-name by Rabbi Hecht, and Sol by bis par- ents, Yisroel was, in his four years, the most ardent roofer for the Yugars, having missed only one game. An avid sports fan, his sym- pathies were also extended to the Colls and Braves. Sol will major in poll sci at Hunter fall. "Let's go Yugars." Jewish Proverb 1^ ?% 1 w f 0^f>h So / befted h/m right in the SAMUEL ZOMBER Chess Team 5-8; Checker Team 3-8; High School Bowl 5-8; Debating 1-8. Manager 5. 7; Intramurals 1-6. One of Archie's favorites ^ Sam made a name for himself as the most successful class debating manager in history, with not a defeat to his perfect record. A rabid sports fan, he got his mental exercise starring on the chess and checker teams. Brooklyn's engineering de- partment will great Sam with open arms nexf fall. "Truth is lost with too much debating." Dutch Proverb # 46 BURTON ZUCKERMAN M.D. 1-4; Sadist 4-ever: Teacher 5-7; Po- tassium Permanganate Drinking Team 6; Dropout 8. Departing from Lincoln to vent his frustra- tions upon us, Burt became affectionately known as the "round sadist". One of the stars of the "Faculty Follies", he made an in- delible impression in the eyes of those who witnessed his fluent grace on the court. Despite his desertion of us fo bleach greener pastures, he will always be remembered in the annals of TA history. "It Is only badly educated physicians who are skeptics." Von Feuchtersleben ARTHUR ZWILLENBERG Debating 1-8; Lab Squad 2-4; Review 1-2; Chess Team 3-8; Library Squad 1-4; Bul- letin 4-6; Topics 2-3; Service Squad 1-4; Glee Club 3-8; Checker Team 4-8; Hader- ech 7-8. Made famous by Mr. Klein's passing re- mark, Arthur gained acclaim with his ac- cumutation of american history knowledge. The last third of the senior class red-headed league, he ftas very popular among the literary set, to which he made many readable contributions. His tact and warmth will aid his study of pre-Med at Brooklyn. "There was never a saint with red hair." Russian Proverb o R 5 S/lJAfl' Kl£fi tra borrow Howard Nusbaum Nathan Presser Raymond Reich Norman Seidenfeld Mayer Shapiro George Sitberman Nathan Bednarsh Chaim Benjamini Howard Berman Abraham Birnbaum Jeffrey Bleicher Gary Brick Howard Bryks Philip Chernofsky Theodore Diskind Melvin Feinberg Stewart Feinberg Harvey Feintuch Allen Fishman Gary Freedman Judab Freedman Ira Friedman Joel Friedman Zev Friedman Lozar Fruchter NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CORPORATION Finalists Gary Epstein Melvin Feinberg Arthur Levenglick Letters of Commendation Chaim Benjamini Abraham Birnbaum Howard Bryks Theodore Diskind Stewart Feinberg Samuel Gotdman Isadore Guiwein NATIONAL WESTINGHOUSE SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH Finalists ChoJm 6en/aminj Joe/ Friedman NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SemiflnalisI Choim Benjamini MAYOR'S COMMITTEE AWARD Elliott Weinhouse GRAND STREET BOYS ASSOCIATION Arthur Levengtick NEW YORK CITYWIDE ESSAY COMPETITION Letter of Commendation Raymond Reich FEDERATION OF FRENCH ALLIANCES AWARD Arthur Levengtick NEW YORK STATE REGENTS SCHOLARSHIP Winners Irving Fuchs Edward Geisler Milton GerstI Samuel Goldman Joseph Grunwald Isadore Gutwein David HershkovUs Israel Jacobowifz Abraham Karkowsky Sidney Klein Robert Leibowitz Arthur Levenglick Gary Levine Robert Lewis Ira Morrow Howard Nusbaum Martin Oliner Nathan Presser Henry Prybysh Alternates Dennis Balban Alan Bigel Martin Gottlieb Irving Greisman Alan Hirth Hyman Kislak David Kuritzky Raymond Reich Martin Reinman Eugene Rostker David Savitsky Isidore Schmukler David Schnall Norman Seidenfeld Mayer Shapiro Nathan Shapiro Seymour Shapiro George Silberman Alan Springer Aaron Weinberg Bernard Weiner Elliott Weinhouse Joseph Welfeld Samuel Zomber Arthur Zwillenberg Marvin Lebowitz Norman Morgenstern Joseph Rosenfeld William Schor Abraham Stein Ira Traeger Louis Weiss 47 "B, lUT I don't want to buy an elevator pass." Well, only 732 more days left to graduation-. . . Willie takes entrance exams. Fails, but comes anyway . . . We attend our first basketball game to root for Yugars . . . What's a Yugar? Tayku . . . Alumni team strangely goes down to defeat . . . Ttie fox learns that he's supposed to teach geography; never have so few learned so little from such — higher intellectual dissertation. Big Jim Morse: Now boys, season's passes aren't com- pulsory, but you better have them. George vows to singlehandedly crush gasoline can. Dis- covers he's older than he thinks . . . Shoebox Harry says* we're an abnormal class. Klein substantiates it. "Zwillenberg, you're a home owner" . . .Kunkes reveals the secret ingre- dients in nitrates; birds$4^!-|-l Allan: Kravitz, you're an idiot. Kravitz: Aren't we all, Mr. Allan? Morse introduces layup tests . . . Lessel becomes BTA's Mar- quis de Sade. Drives class into wild frenzy by playing Sabre Dance . . . Mad man from Siberia institutes own V n'l • Administers Jllpbo °f will . . . Bob modi- fies open-door policy. Keeps windows open in sub-zero temperatures. Brand: "Now boys, speed reading isn't mandatory, but . . . Davi the Dib becomes first freshie to make Varsity. "Why didn't they tell me I was going the wrong way?" . . . Ramaz consoles him . . . Lichty's test on 0>tj»3n bj)'^ accompanied by strange disappearance of certain portions of the in'tJ . . . Chanukah rolls around. We experience forced march to Judea Center . . . We take NEDT; at last we learn name of school . . . Septy teaches us Trig. Begins with full-period lesson on history of Sohcahtoa Indians . . . Rocky institutes weekly Tanach test. Class counters with Community Answer Service. F R E S H M A Kunkes: What's the major export of Latin America? Shapiro: Puerto Ricans. Gorgeous George starts series of oral quizzes. "What's erunam spelled backwards?" Class ponders in indecision . . . Sanders introduces calibrated thumb. Our scrapbooks dwarf Sunday Times . . . Shangold transfers to Erasmus. Gelman makes us wish we all had . . . "No, this isn't the advanced algebra honor class" . . . Purim rolls around as senbr gives eyewitness account of Purim saga. Yoc: Now boys, buying my Ji»a'i< isn't compulsory, but . . . Silbermari: 24 by 24. Reb, I didn't order a tablecloth, and besides it has a hole in it. Fairy nice teacher flies in from Ft. Hamilton . . . Murray K. strangely appears in India on documentary film . . . Yoc makes us memorize b'D TWH ; goes on six week speech about desirability of Central girls . . . Senor and Moe almost come to blows over elective languages. "And to those who take my language, I promise 99's for four terms and old-age pensions" . . . Gold tells us Winnie the Poo in Latin . . . "What's the difference between Veni Vidi Vinci and Wee Willie Winkle?" . . . Rendezvous with destiny arrives. We learn that if you don't T.L. in T.A. it's T.S. SOPHOMORE "Tl XJUT there are no elevator passes." Mashal's manner proves unbearable. Five French students find political asylum in senor's haven . . . Arluck decides anything he can't understand deserves a good mark . . . "T'aint so, Artie" . . . Yoc teaches n3>N ; gives six v/eek speech on desirability of Central girls . . . We take NEDT. ANZ tells us, "When I say begin, begin. Begin!" . . . Alumni strangely go down to defeat . . . Septy sleeps, class exits . . .Peanuts puts son in class so he can look dov/n at someone . . . Chanukah Chagiga festivities are highlighted by BTA's generous gift to Flatbush . . . "We wish you a Rabbi Dardac . . . and a big Rabbi Z." Mashai. Gary, you will be a French teacher like me. Epsfeln: No, monsieur. I'll be a good French teacher! I will fail you with 98 pawnts. Bo tells us about his weekly quizzys. We ask him about his testys . . . Rosner sinks shot giving crowd post-game thrill . . . Too bad Flatbush . . . Levine invades TA. Greeted with open heart . . . Friedman gives African rendition of French poem. Mashai counters with operatic recital of "Les Quotres Kashes" . . . Leon the sweater boy doesn't quite meet the mark. Moans about the good old days on Springfield Mountain ... Bo orders 200 frogs; receives 204 . . . How did that happen? Tayku. Grunny: But, senor, I didn't do anything. Senor: Never mind, m'boy. If you don't bring your parents tomorrow, I'll fail 'em tonight. George tries luck in Bio. Discovers we too know how to read review book . . . Septy's room declared hazardous. "Beware of falling perpendiculars" . . . Arluck institutes intra-closs debates. Never have so many said so little through so much , . Senor postpones "But selior, we have Hockey Twist. — higher intellectual dissertation midterm for seventh straight week . to study for the final." Arty: Well boys, I don't know ..." Kravitz: That's nothing new. New intramural sport hits scene. Parents note sharp increase in black and blue shins . . . "Chickee, Big A. Let's get the puck out of here" . . . We defeat uptown brothers on Garden floor. Prove Brooklyn boys superior in all facets . . . Regents time approaches. Community Answer Service reju- venates itself as Morse sits in on Bio prooceedings . . . Sixty short answers worth seventy points? . . . Two more years! We shall overcome . . . Some way. 1 J U N I O H. 50 Ley FRESHIE, you wanna buy an elevator pass"? Mod sadist from Lincoln arrives. Shall we overcome? . . . ZuckofF introduces us to modern hieroglyphics . . . Yoc sends Epstein out for talking. Comes back with excused admit , . . "But Mrs. Rosenman, the bus from New Jersey was late" . . . Alumni finally top Yugars, but lose in overtime . . . Big Moe changes heart. Promises everyone a maximum of fawty points ... El Cid departs as Horelick takes over. Shapiro and Welfeld counter by taking extended leave of absence . . . Senor vows to fail everyone's parents for the midterm . . . French classes spends day trying to discover Allen Fishman's first name . . . ZuckofF's tests yield strange results. 99<^;, of students get 99% right 99% of the time — That's one . . . Gym classes at Erasmus prove far more provocative than reb's shiur . . . What's so interesting outside"? Tayku. Burt: Epstein, I'm going to annihilate you! Epstein. Please Mr. Zuckerman, don't move around so much. They're taking seismograph readings in Australia! Uptown sends Chanukah present. Toughest proctor in state . . . "Quick fellas, the big rabbi's coming" . . . Pigeon kami- kazes at Yoc . . . "It's okay Reb, you can come out now" . . . Brand experiments with automation. Gets tape recorder to teach class while he steps out for a meal . . . Mashal assigns homework pages one-oh-eight, one-oh-nine, and one-oh-ten . . . Hockey flourishes as pucksters move outside in full gear . . . Othello acquires new look as Brand audi- tions for part. "Oh tis thou Brabantio" . . . "Monsieur, how do you say a seal in French"? Tayku . . . Burt tries to bleach KMnOj. Winds up with red face. Burf: Boys, if this doesn't work, I'll drink iti! Mel: Too bad, there goes his diet. Kirsch institutes' minus two policy. Winds up with annex for half the class . . . Senor discovers notebook has lost weight. "I know who did it. Who did it?" . . . Intramural high school bowl shows teachers how much they really don't know . . . Arista inductions prove to be a smash hit as we promise to act in a "manner befitting a student of Torah" . . . What's so interesting outside, anyway? Loolc ot oil those seniors outside. Elchanite develops inferiority complex as it is turned down by every recording star in the country — and four from England . . . "No, we don't want to join the Beatle fan club" . . . Hockey team's forward line caught in act. Given afternoon ofF for practice . . . Doc makes us learn ^Vil '^N\yn Nbn by heart. Goes on six week speech on desirability of Erasmus girls . . . We take Merit as ANZ cautions. "When I say open it, open it. Open it!!" . . . Zuckoff conducts controlled experiment. Discovers students faked it out . . . 70% of students get 70% right all the time — That's two . . . Burt gives fifteenth test of the year; thirtieth quiz . . . T. Eller joins faculty. Winds up with bad impression of Yeshiva youth . . . Zuckoff works up enough guts to argue with someone . . . "Yes, yes, — no, darn it, you're not right." That's three . . . Too bad, Zuckoff . . . Trip to World's Fair is preceded by Yoc briefing on 11PN 1in'* . . . Burt takes test to become a teacher in good schools. Fails, to stay wth us . . . Shapiro elected President. Seniors hope for Elchanite dictatorship . . . Corrupt politics suspected as Silberman wins Vice-Presidency with ten votes less than plurality . . . Regents time rolls around again. Two regents in one day . . . "When do I eat?" . . . Doc's foreboding words echo in our minds as we breathe the free air , 'You are not yet seniors. "H. .EY FRESHIE, you better buy an elevator pass"! Football player arrives from Boys High. Turns out to be nev/ history teacher . . . "You mean you don't make a rough map with coarse sandpaper" . . . Shapiro begins term as G.O. President. Seniors have Elchanite dictatorship . . . Fulda becomes administrator of Central. Goes on ten month talk on undesirability of BTA boys. Whoops, sorry — all boys N I O R . . . Archie tries hand at senior English. Receives triumphant roars in form of reverse arithmetic progressions . . . Enter- prising businessmen start Elchy concession. Chernofsky: What do you mean we're losing money. This is part of my breakfast. ANZ gloats over administratorship over high schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan for boys, and the high schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan for not boys . . . Senior hats arrive. Senior hats observed. Shapiro reported on missing persons list . . . Advanced Algebra takes on new look as Horowitz teaches commutative law of addition . . . Club 204 has tea party as reb has fits . . . "If he can do it, so can we." Take tea and — gay krig an admit . . . Faculty challenges Wtiere's Seymour Epstein? Brainiacs. Brains beat brawn as Arista emerges triumphant . . . Louie gives first test. Class average hovers around zero mark ... We take NYSRSE. ANZ tells us, "When I say break the seal, break the seal. Break the seal!" . . . Smilin' Bill the photographer arrives in full gear. Never have so many tried so hard to smile so feebly . . . Arluck displays profound math knowledge. Thirteen out of twenty-nine pre- sent equals lOO^c attendance. Archie: Where's Seymour Epstein. Senatorial race comes to BTA. Sparks fly . . . Sam Wong enters race on Chinese Loundry ticket . . . I.Y. joins hockey team on list of subversive activities. Epstein: But Rabbi ZurofF, why can't we be in the I.Y.? ANZ: Well, because, you see, it entails items which will involve a great decision and it is incumbent upon us to follow certain dictates of our conscience. Epstein: Yeah, but why can't we be in the I.Y.? Bennett brings wife to Elchy game. No wonder he doesn't come in Sundays . . . Successful season's pass drive com- pleted leaving one big question. "Who took number 263?" . . . Chanukah Chagiga decisions make Kenny most popu- lar man on campus . . We take boards. NSCW replaces ASMW as Abe joins Peter on unemployment list . . . NKFD comes and goes as we trounce Flatbush by 32 . . . "They say the new Flatbush building is fireproof. Do we believe it?" Too bad Flatbush . . . Lost in action: seventy-five inches of stuffed Hochhauser . . . How come a freshy is teaching A. A.? Tayku . . . Archie frustrated. Has empty classes to- morrow and tomorrow and tomorrow . . . Hockey team gets I excused admit from Zelda. Zelda exiled to upstairs office Bennett: (holding tunning fork) Why does this sound dif- | ferent? Tf' 52 Epstein: Because of the nut that's holding it! Lev provides school with scrap paper as minor publications emerge . . . Fruchter elected President as reb rejoices . . . We discover v/hat a great guy Archie was when Baron returns to the scene . . . Who said the eighth term was a pushover? . . . Administration decides against Poll Sci course in fear of military coup and overthrown government . . . Willie traded for Herbie and six thousand spitballs . . . Bennett introduces physics gametime. Plays with mirrors, guns, pulleys and dolls . . . New chem teacher arrives on scene. That's what he says he is anyway . . . Coop starts new fraternity. Delta Epsilon Alpha Derivative — DEAD . . . Zakheim calls Shapiro mediocre. Shapiro calls Zakheim CENSORED . . . What would happen if T.A.'s finals were before Tilden's? Tayku . . . Senior class goes into ecstasy as Kenny announces that, in compliance with popular de- mand, he will once again advise the Chagiga . . . LKS buys wife a T.V. to show that he's chief. Epstein: But Rabbi, why can't we have Variety Nite? ANZ: Well, because, you see, it entails items which will involve a great decision and it is incumbent upon us to follow certain dictates of our conscience. Bright prospects for combined graduation depress senior class . . . We come up with three Merit finalists and two Westinghouse finalists . . . Along with these honors, we also have the distinction of perpetrating the first countdown on the Verrczano bridge . . . When Y.A. retires, will Gary Wood teach history at T.A.? Tayku . . . Hockey team notes sharp drop in ploy. Decides in favor of day ofl^ for practice . . . Sanders gives This Is My Life monologue. What does Gresham's law have to do with a bikini? . . . Does anyone remember what the Topics looks like? . . . ANZ tries reverse psychology. Tells us not to go to Yeshiva . . . We don't go to Yeshiva . . . Arista Brainiacs surprise themselves with perfect record . . . Dunk goes on radio. Who's better, Russell, Chamberlain or Reinhold?" . . . Benny da Bookie opens up Brooklyn branch in Balban's Joint . . . "Seven to one on the Tall One? Okay Rabbi" . . . Bennett pulls a Zuckoff fake-out. "If ! do, I die" ... He does; we die . . . Ten innocent lads from TA left stranded 'out in the cold' by shameless Falcons . . . School moves into new accommo- dations at Shea Stadium on Opening Day . . . Why doesn't ANZ throw out the first ball? Tayku . . . Where have all the fire extinguishers gone? 75 inches of stuffed Hochhauser. Gingi: But Rabbi, why can't we have a separate graduation? ANZ: Well, because, you see, it entails . . . Kenny's team signs up for sixty-five's. Mel holds out for eighty . . . Louie frustrated after homework check. Pulls switch by calling for eco work . . . Washington declared disaster area as seniors invade . . . "Chickee, here comes LBJ" . . . Swimming team places first in I.Y. What I.Y.? Tayku . . . Elchanite comes out before graduation; or does it? . . . June 27 becomes our goal as we begin final count- down to freedom. 5-4-3-2-1. Sic Transit Gloria BTA. m ACTIVITIES T Typing Editors: Joseph Grun- wald, Arthur Levenglick. HE ELCHANITE this year continued its tradition of being the most important publication in the school. Being a school, rather than a senior, yearbook. The Eichonite has attempted to present a definitive, descriptive, view of YUHSB. Elchanite '65 has attempted to com- bine the new and the old with a new format and the hope for traditional high rating^. Working with a provocative theme, Editors-in-Chief Gory Epstein and Seymour Shapiro have attempted to coordinate all the sundr/ activities of the school into a coherent, interesting book. Advisor Mr. Horry Allan offered invaluable assistance in compiling and editing the book. Edilor-in-Chief Seymour Shapiro, Advisor Mr. Horry Allan, Editor. in-Chief Gary Epstein. Photo'grapby Editors: Philip Chernofsky, Martin Biolik. Literary Editors: Gary Levine, Stewart Feinbei Left to Right: Activities Editor!! Melvin Feinberg, Davtd Hershkovits, Alan Bigel, Aaron Weinberg. | Associate Editor Norman Seidenfeld, Co-Editors George Silber man, Elliott Weinhouse. Business Managers: Robert Lewis, Allen Flshmon, David Kuritzky. Art Editors: Joel Friedman, Sidney Klein. MR. JOSEPH STRUM Facuhy Advisor d Left to Right- Judah Freedman, Secretary-Treasurer; Seymour Shapirb, Presi- dent; George Siiberman, Vice-President. Left to Right: Irving Fuchs, Secrefar/- Treasurer, Lazar Fruchter, President; Judah Freedman, Vice-President. 56 LiOORDINATING the school's extensive extracurricular activities is the General Organization. Headed by the Executive Council, con- sisting of the president, vice-president, and the secretary-treasurer who are elected in a school-wide election twice annually, the legis- lative body is composed of two representatives from each English class. Meetings, held twice monthly, are. devoted to all matters affecting the student body. Commencing its activities under the tight financial policies of ■fall term JUNIORS Top to Bottom: Dov Zakheim, Leo BrandstoHer, Morris Wal- doks, Aaron Kerschenbaum. SENIORS Leit to Right, Top Row: Joseph V/elfeld, David Hershkovils, Willie Schor, Middle Row: Irving Fuchs, Joseph Grunv/old. Seafed; Joel Fried- man. SOPHOMORES Left to Rightf Standing: David Portov/icz, Stuart Francis. Seated: Leon Korp, Joel Fried- man. FRESHMAN Left to R/ght, Standing: Leonard Steiner, David Martin, Stephen Friedman. Seated: Ronnie Roth- blall, David Wolfson. fall term President Seymour Shapiro, this year's General Organiza- tion accrued a substantial net profit. The large advance sale of season's passes, coupled with the intelligent handling of the Chagi- got, also added to the body's financial success. Responsible for appointing the various commissions and arrang- ing for various assemblies, our able president provided for a well- rounded program. Fall term assemblies included a basketball rally, a political debate between representatives of the Democratic and Republican parties on the Senatorial campaign, an open Student Council meeting. Arista inductions, and various debating and high school bowl meets. President Shapiro also held the distinction of appearing, as a representative of the school, on the television pro- gram "Dorothy Gordon's Youth Forum." Other highlights of the fall term was the sophomore class trip to Philadelphia, and the insti- 57 SOPHOMORES Top to Bottom: Stuart Francis, David Koufman, Philip Orbucti. JUNrORS clockwise From Top Left: Dov Zokheim, Morris Waldoks, Jonas LeWy Aaron Kersctienbaum. tution of Driver's Education into the school's halls by Secretary- Treasurer Judah Freedman. Having been Secretary-Treasurer of the G.O. in his fifth term, Lazar Fruchter returned to the political scene to become spring term president. Leading an interesting assembly program highlighted by a student-faculty High School Bowl game, and a Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry rally. President Fruchter also made some wel- come innovations in the school routine. For the first time in six years the IttlVl J"i» outing was revived. A spirited niNOSVn OVpro- gram was celebrated. The school once again journeyed to the World's Fair, while the most important event of the year was the seniors' trip to Washington, which was handled competently and successfully by a committee appointed and headed by President Fruchter. Ably assisting the General Organization in all its affairs was Mr. Joseph Strum, whose assistance was always given when re- quested. spring term SENIORS Clockwise from Top Left: Joseph VVelfeld, David Kuritzky, Brick, Gary Epstein, Joseph Grunwold, Stewart Feinberg. Gary FRESHMEN Clockwise from Top Leff: Steven Springer^ Jesse Cogan, David Wolfson, Ronnie ftothblatt. f ■imwonhn-i-tt'.'^ COURT fall ferm Left to Right, Standing: Aaron Kerschenbaum, Irving Fuchs, Joseph Grunwald, Dov Zakheim. Seated; Chief Justice Marvin Monheil, Facuit/ Advisor Joseph Strum, Morris Woldoki. Ac LCTING as the iudiciary branch of YUHSB government, the Stu- dent Court tries all transgressors of the Service Squad rules and regulations. Composed of five justices and an alternate, the Court is elected by the Student Council. Each offender is given a summons to appear before the Stu- dent Court to have his case heard. Charges are then presented by the Chief Justice, and the defendant is asked for his explanation. If found guilty the student is generally required to write penal disser- tations or attend the Minyan for a given period of time. This year's Chief Justices, Marvin Monheit and Joseph Grun- v/ald, guided by the advice of Mr. Joseph Strum, who served in the capacity of Faculty Advisor, led the Court to a successful year of student justice. spring ferm Left fo Rightf Standing-. Arthur Levenglick, Gary Epstein, Ira Newman, Morris Waldoks. Seated: Chief Justice Joseph Grun- wald, Faculty Advisor Joseph StrumA Dov Zakheim. left to Right: Secretary-Treasurer Melvin Feinberg, President Arthur Levenglick, Vice-President Norman Seldenfeld. Ar lRISTA, our school's chapter of the National Honor Society, developed into the most dynamic group in the school. Under the leadership of Presidents Raymond Reich and Arthur Levenglick, the chapter produced a basketball team that compiled a perfect record and a high school bowl team. The Arista "Voice" also developed into a monthly bulletin of news and editorials. The function of Arista is twofold. First, the organization serves as an honor society in order to publicly show recognition to those students who have achieved success in scholarship, leadership, char- acter and service. Second, Arista plays an important role in its capacity as the leader of the school, and sets an example to be followed. This year, because of the development of the "Voice," Arista has been capable of communicating its views to the student body. Arista also veered from its traditional trips policy and went to Lakewood Yeshiva this year. At Lakewood, Arista members were treated to a lecture, a tour, and lunch. The trip, though a topic of great controversy, proved to be most informative and most enfoyable. Serving ably in the capacity of faculty advisers were Mr. Samuel Leibowitz and Rabbi Fred Bohensky who gave so liberally of their time and effort. Assisting the presidents were Elliott Weinhouse and Norman Seidenfeld, fall and spring term vice-presidents respectively. 63 Left fo Right' Vice-President Elliott Weinfiouse, President Raymond Reicti, Secretary-Treasurer Philip ChernoLfsky. Left to Right, Top Row: Gory Epstein, Aaron Weinberg, Jacob Rand, Martin Oliner. Second Row-. Seymour Shapiro, Ira Fried- man, Alan Springer. Bottom Row: Lazar Fructiter, Gary Brick, Mayer Shapiro. Martin Gottleib Left to Right, Top Row, Dov Zakheim, Isodore Gutwein, Ira Morrow, Leo Brandstatter, Joseph Grunwald. Second Row: Martin Gottlieb, Bernard Weiner, Jonas Lew, Robert Lewis. Bottom Row; Aaron Kerschenboum, Stewart Feinberg, Dov Loriner, Abraham Birnboum. Bulletin ^MiSm jTVPPEARING each week to keep the students abreast of school news, the mimeographed Bulletin has the distinction of being the only New York Yeshlva weekly newspaper. Boasting fine news cov- erage on its first page and informative editorials on its second page, the newspaper managed to develop a lively format. Under the able leadership of Dov Zakheim and functioning with the beneficent good graces of the administration, the Bulletin achieved an excellent rating by the Columbia Scholastic Press Asso- ciation. The Bulletin was one of the school's most eagerly awaited publications, with its news and opinion columns avidly digested by the entire school body. _>^>J ^ ^ L. ™ "*'« J ^^P' Left to Right: Ediior-in-Chief Dov Ediioriai Advisor Gary Epstein. Clockwise from Top Left: Aaron Kerschenbaum, David Kaufman, Associate Editor Arthur Leven- glick. Clockwise from Top Left: Jay Grunfeld, Steven Weinstock, David Boyev/itz, Joseph Grunwold. *t*® ■ICTUM Ntwi^J^ mje$\ D, INE of the most cherished and worthwhile traditions of YUHSB is the Topics. The official publication of the General Organization, the Topics keeps the student body Informed, with its up-to-date news pages, entertained, with its popular unsyndicated columns, and amused, with its hilarious features. Functioning under the capable leadership of Raymond Reich, the Topics this year achieved a high rating in the Columbia Scho- lastic Press Association. Recognition must also go to Mr. Josef Brand who worked hand in hand with Editor Reich in his capacity as Faculty Advisor. The paper's editorial policy, though hampered by administra- tive censorship, managed to give lucid appraisals of things affecting th e scho ol and the student body. Left fo Rigbtf Standing: Ira Morrow, Philip Chernofsky, Aaron Weinberg, Dov Zakheim Sealed: Bd!lor-in-Chief Raymond Reich. I^acuhy Adviser Mr. Josef Brand, Editor-in-Chief Raymond Reich. i^T\^^^ Mark Kaplan, Managing Editor Joseph Grunwald, Howard Bryks. ^hImx^ fiMMixxitixm^ \i REVIEW HE REVIEW, literary magazine of YUHSB, this year enioyed its most successful year since its inception. Edited by Arthur Levenglick and managed by Joseph Grunwald, the Review appeared a record number of times. The Review, as a literary magazine, appeals to a major field of interest, creative writing. Its pages are filled with poems, short stories, essays, and book reviews. Through a recent Innovation, the Review also contains special features, such as chess and creative art. Thus, the Review provides not only interesting reading material, but also an outlet for creativity on the part of YUHSB's authors and literary creators. C/octwise from Top left. David Kaufman, Gory Levine, Gary Epstein, Mayer SI Norman Seidenfeld, Editor in-Chief Arthur Levenglick, Elliott V^eintiouse. YUGAR Left fo Right, SfandiiKj. Michael Shmidman, Ervie Farkas, Ronnie Rothblatt, David Bayewitz. Seofed. Editor-in-Chief Aaron Weinberg. COROLLARY Left to Right, Standing: Jacob Rand, Elliott Weinhouse, Irving Fuchs, David Sovitsky, Arthur Levenglick. Seated. Editor-in-Chief Mayer Shapiro, Judoh Freedmon, David Bayewitz, Abraham Birnbaum. M, LiNOR PUeLICATIONS play an important role In the extra-cur- ricular portion of ttie student's life. This year's Issues became the subject of much Interest and many heated controversies. The publi- cations were seen flying to every taste and topic under the sun. Certainly the most circulated periodical was The Yugar. Guided by Editor-in-Chief Aaron Weinberg, who knew the Innermost secrets of the basketball team, the publication was distributed free of charge to all in attendance at varsity home games. mn Clockwise from Top Left: Elliott Weinhouse, JatiOb Rand, Seymour Shapiro, Joseph Grunwold, Steven Cholfin, Martin Reinmon, Leon Karp, Editor-in-Chief Martin Oliner, Howard Bryks. Filling the void of our school's Judaic publications, HaDerech, edited by Martin Oliner and Howard Nusbaum, under the guidance of Rabbi Harold Kanatopsky, served to awaken the student body to the problems of man's relationship with his fellow man. Serving as the organ of the school's math wizards, the Corol- lary presented various math problems and puzzles to the student body. Under the editorship of Mayer Shapiro, the math magazine was well enjoyed by the student body. n rj n a □ Gi 3 LIBRARY HIS YEAR, the Library continued its drive toward being the most prominent function in the school. Possessing an excellent stock of every sort of reading material, the Library has added new books in every category to provide the student with an indispensable service. Among the additions are current best sellers, topical works, and many magazine selections. Those most responsible for the Library's prominence are Faculty Advisor Mr. Robert Bassel and the Chief Librarians, Nathan Bednarsh and Abraham Stein. Many students could not have succeeded were it not for the Library and its heads. ^== Head Nathan Bednarsh, faculty Advisor Mr. Roberf Bassell, Head Abraham Stein. Left to Right: tra Newman, Bemord Lehrer, David Reiss. F TT gD A, lS the perennial source for all Talmudic and Hebraic research, the Hebrew Library has become one of the school's most valuable assets. Its numerous tractates are in constant use by the students and the faculty during the morning sessions. The Library has continued to expand its collection of books and its popularity under the able direction of Rabbi Epstein. It is now possible for a YUHSB student to do independent research on any- thing concerning Judaism by simply .entering the ever-open doors of the Hebrew Library. Karl Waldman, Jacob Rand, Martin Templemon. Seated: Faculi/ Advisor Rabbi Joseph Epsteti Standing: Barry BIrnbaum, Hestiy Pincus. 67 fall ferm tyv-'^M---;-. ■ ■■-:■-:.■>■:■ Left to Right, Top Row Jacob Pretter, George lefkovits, Sheldon Aron, Bernie Freedman. Second Row. Neil Danzig, David Posen, Irwin Mansdorf, Ervie Forkas. Third Row, Alan Sirote, Sigmund Handleman, Dovtd Wolfsnn, Steven Chalfin. Fourfh Row; Philip Skoinick, Martin Gottlieb, Israel Jacobowitz, Joseph Wei f eld. Bottom Row, Joel Troube, Joel Friedman, Irving Birnbaum. SERVICE SQUAD s, I ERVING EFFECTIVELY as the watchdog of law in YUHSB, the serv- ice squad this year developed into the most effective ever. Under the aegis of Captains Joseph Grunwald, Joel Friedman, Gary Bricl<, and Joseph Rosenfeld, the squad competently patrolled all areas in the school and had posts in each room and on every floor. The squad is responsible for maintaining general decorum and good conduct on the part of the student body and does so by issuing summonses to offenders who are then brought before the student court. Among this year's new ideas, the service squad produced a system of cards which were identification badges of the patrolmen. Thus, all patrolmen could easily identify themselves to the officer checking posts as well as to any offender. Also, in the spring term, the squad reverted fo a three-captain leadership, a system which pro- moted greater efficiency. Clockwise from Top Left: David Weiss, Steven Springer, Martin Oiiner, Bruce Fader, David Martin, Leo Brandstatter, Vice-President George Siibermon, Captain Joel Friedman, Coptoin Joseph Grunwald. clockwise from Top Leff. Paul Bronner, Arthur LevengMck, Bruce Fader, David Portowicz, Ronnie Rothblott, David Martin, Captain Joseph Rosenfeld, Captain Gory Brick, Captain Joseph Grunwald, Vice-President Judah Freedman. spring term Left to Right, Top Row: Jacob Pretter, David Weiss, Bernie Freedman, David Posen, Dov Frlmer, Solomon Strickmon. Second Row,- Joel Michaels, Allen Birnbaum, Harold Uvegi, Michael Handler, Irving Birnbaum. Third Row.- Dov Zakheim, Alan Bernstein, Michael Fenster, Harvey Greenberg, Neil Donzig. BoHom Row; David Wolfson, Howard Bryks, Normon Setdenfeld, Jonas Lew. CHAGIGOT T J. WICE each year the seniors gird themselves for the limelight and present to the school a brand of uninhibited, rollicking humor pecu- liar to YUHSB. These occasions, of course, are the Chagigot, which take place at Chanukah and Purim. This year, with the administration taking an active role in the presentations, seniors nevertheless glorified themselves, writing skits only one day before the Chagigot. Along with the skits, students were also regaled by humorous songs, glee club renditions of folk tunes, and Rabbi Kanatopsky's speech. The Chagigot were under the direction of Gary Brick, Norman Seidenfeld, Gary Epstein, and Gary Levine. Lett to Right. Gary fcpsiem, Norman Seidenfeld, Gary Brick, Gary Levine. Rabbi Harold Kanatopsky, Faculty Advisor. 71 E T Y IS*''^ *^ A 72 LLWAYS a favorite with the student body and the administration, Variety Nite this year also worl<ed its way into the hearts of many morning mentors. Under the capable leadership of Gary Epstein and Gary Levine, a well-planned program was organized. It featured entertainment of professional caliber. There was nothing to mar the spirit, vitality, and vivacity with which the show was organized. Variety Nite '65 will live on in the memory of YUHSB students. HIGH SCHOOL Re LeSPONDER to rapid-fire questions, answerer to difTlcult problems of all sorts, solver of intricacies and delicate inquiries, the high school bowl team surged to victory after victory in pursuit of first place honors in the I.Y. High School Bowl League. Though a new- comer on the scene, the inter-Yeshiva "battle of brains" has gained popularity among all students who have witnessed the tense excite- ment of a meet. High School Bowl this year was managed by Howard Bryks, who officiated at meets, and Joseph Grunwald, who aided in for- mulating questions. Allen Fishman, leader of the audio-visual squad, was responsible for devising the buzzer system, which was widely used throughout the league. The team this year rose to heights deemed impossible because of last year's poor performance. The high finish was largely due to the able leadership of Joel Friedman and Nathan Presser. With two returning underclassmen, the team should repeat this year's record next year. Left to Right: Joseph Grunwoid, Bruce Fader, Alan Hirth, Arthur Levenglick, Scorer Allen Fish- man, Aionager Howard Bryks, Sam Goldman, Captain Joel Friedman, Captain Nathan Presser, Melvin Feinberg. BOWL / tofd you Mitiard Fillmore was the thirteenth President. "V'a m Arthur Levenglick, FaU Term Debating Manager. I EW IDEAS and reforms sparked YUHSB's debating program this -year. Under the leadership of Debating Managers Arthur Levenglick and David Savitsky,':jhe debating team elected Leo Brandstatter to its captaincy in a warmly acclaimed innovation. Although the team suffered a disappointing record, it experienced better coordination and team effort than .ever before. For the first time in many years, a working junior varsity debat- ing team was set upj_ serving as a training ground for future varsity debaters. Many of the underclassmen on junior varsity have already gained much valuable experience and, as a result, have been ele- vated to positions on varsity. In intrcmurals, both terms saw successfully completed schedules. Innovations in intrcmurals included free choice of topics and panel discussions. Topics discussed included controversial points such as: Red China's admission to the U.N., the establishment of civilian review boards In New York City, and the continuation of U.S. aid to belligerent nations. Clockyfise from Top Left: Neil Nusbaum, Dov Frimer, Alfred Neugut, Jesse Cogan, David Handler, Richard Schiffmiller, Harvey Greenberg, David Wolfson, Jacob Helf- man, Ronnie Rothblatl. DEBA TING Left to Right, Top Row; Sidney Klein, Judah Freedmon, Dov Zakheim, Mayer Shapiro. Second Row. Aaron Kerschen bourn, Philip Chernofsky, David Stearn, Ira Friedman, Melvin Feinberg, Stuart Francis. Bottom Row-. Steven Chalfin, David Koufmon, Captain Leo Brandstatter, Gary Epstein, Gary Levine. David Savitsky, Spring Term Defao//ng Monager. 77 Y O c * % % Left fo Right, Bottom Row: Dov Loriner, Heshy Pincus, Abroham Birnbaum, Arthur Levenglick. Second Row Elliott Weinhouse, Raymond Reich, Norman Seidenfeld, Harold Gellis, Top Row: Leon Korp, Martin Oliner, Seymour Shapiro, Howard Bryks, Gary Epstein, David Portowicz. D RGANIZED to coordinate all religious activities of the school, the Yeshiva Organization Commission, under the guidance of Rabbi P. Yogel, carried through a very successful program. This year's leaders, Philip Chernofsky and Joseph Grunv/ald, v/ere assisted by Heshy Pincus and Abraham Birnbaum, who headed the Mishmar. The primary activity of the YOC is the daily Minyan. Every morning a group of approximately sixty boys gather in the audi- torium to observe 'ni'iia nl7'3n At the Minyan, each boy is given the opportunity to serve as a n^>3n bV3 or DN'Tp ^Va • Ably assisting the Minyan through its various ni^'Sn ic Rabbi S. Fai- vushevitz. After the Minyan, the boys are served breakfast, free of charge, at the Elchanite concession. Every Thursday evening, under the guidance of Rabbi Schein- berg, assisted by H. Pincus and A. Birnbaum, a group of over forty students gather in the school to review weekly Talmud lessons. This year's Mishmar has enjoyed great success due to the consistent devo- tion of Rabbi Scheinberg. Serving as the watchdog on mi\yD , the YOC has the difficult task of making sure that every product sold in the Yeshiva is strictly kosher. In pursuit of this goal, the commission sends out letters of inquiry to various companies whose products are being T3n^ DDiJWI 78 nmND »33 ^v DDna ini illl IB .^ !iat5n handled. They also subscribe to the Bulletin of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations, which is distributed to each student. A major undertaking of the YOC is the annual charity drive. Participating for the first year in a separate drive coordinated by the four Yeshiva University High Schools, the school raised a sum of $1000. The drive was headed by Joseph Grunwald. Rounding out the year's activities, the YOC undertook the sale of Matzoh products for Passover. Sold were items such as T\HQ mi)3W 18-minute Matzoh, cake meal and wines. Under the leader- ship of Philip Chernofsky, the service was appreciated greatly by the student body. Leaders: Philip Chernofsky, Joseph Grunwald. . . . vntn >D nwN MATH W"^"--"^"^ 1 1 TOirnifflEHnnraiMfflmui TEAM LiOMPETING in the interscholastic Mathematics League, the moth team finished higher than any previous YUHSB team. Captained by high scorer Aaron Weinberg and coached by Rabbi Cooper, the team was a primary source of pride to the school. It will be dif- ficult for ony future team to improve on this group's performance. Left to Right, Top Row: Aaron Kerschenba Shapiro, Howard Bryks, Sigmund Handleman, Fuchs, Sam Goldman. Second Row: Abraha baum, Joseph Grunwald, Martin Templema Leist, David Kaufman, Martin Reinman, Arthun glick. Bottom Row: Coach Rabbi Louis Coope tain Aaron Weinberg. teft /o Right: Aaron Kerschenbaum, Arthur Zwillenberg, Eugene Roslker, Joseph Grunwald, Neil Nusboum, Norman Seidenfeld, Heshy Pincus, Co-Capfain Arfhur Levenglick, Abraham Birnbaum, Howard Bryks, Captain Howard Nusbaum. Clockwise from Bottom Left: Samuel Zomber, Norman Setdenfeld, Heshy Pincus, Arthur Leven- glick, Abraham Birnbaum, David Kaufman, Co-Capfain Howard Nusbaum, Captain Theodore Diskind. >^ H 1 1 r /* /^ J c E E s c s a n d ^i^ ^B /* X |- r^ /♦ C H C E K s m, ros captained Y. JHSB's chess tec by Theodore heights in th Disk ind and Howard Nusl DOum this ye ^hose ploye fine year c .... Chec n and Arth ur Zwillenbe ;ar. 5 to grea year e I.Y. T he tear r exper n, all of V s w >f P ere ay. two veterans, showed the! ience in a the . Als achieving a near pe -fee recorc was :ker ur rg, tea .eve wh< m, V ngll 3, tt bau Arth /hich ck. T rough was led by captains How le team boasted league out his two years of pla ard le y. stro Nus- ading never lost ever nor drew a < in the histor 3am y of e. T the leY schc uchex 50l. this y ear. easily were the ngest Yug CLVS iinish second /v. '^f T HE 1964-65 MJHSL season was a successful one for the Yugars, but, to the disappointment of many, had an anticlimactic finish. Our cagers started the season slowly by dropping 2 of its first three games, one each to Flatbush and Hili. YUHSB did not lose hope, however, and aided by its great offensive strength, went on to gain victories in 6 of its 7 remaining games, their only loss coming at the hands of first place HILI at a time when the Yugars were stilled by the injury of B. Weiner. YUHSB excelled offensively as they managed to exceed 70 points 5 times during league play. Their most exciting victory came late in the season at the expense of an improved Elizabeth, when they came from behind to register a narrow 85-82 victory. Bernie Weiner possess the individual high for a single game, by scoring 30 points in a 78-54 victory over Elizabeth. After a second place finish the Yugars competed in the play- offs, and emerged successful by defeating both Ramaz and Eliz. The cagers who thus gained the right to play in Madison Square Garden against HILI, were defeated for the first time in Garden play. Bernie Weiner, however, who scored 25 points, was given the MVP award fr''\ #■ Coach Irv Forman. SEASON RECORD 47 Flatbush 48 77 Ramaz 55 62 Hil! 70 78 J.E.C. 54 59 M.T.A. 54 80 Flalbush 48 64 Ramaz 55 41 Hili 57 85 J.E.C. 82 73 M.T.A. 54 •54 Ramaz 33 •67 J.E.C. 59 •♦48 Hili 56 'fe^6-6.... In non-league play YUSHB defeated the Alumni and in the HILI Festival, acquired a third place finish. B. Weiner and D. Hershkovits were individual scoring leaders compiling 256 and 240 points respectively. Many thanks to Coach Irv Forman who gave graciously of his time and effort to lead the Yugars through a most trying but successful season. ^■p ■■ w^^ W^ »^!^^^^^H ■ m ■ W7i, y ^^m Bka I.M h\ Captain Dave Hershkovits, Captain Bernard Weiner. Left to Right, Standing Gary Waltuch, George Silberman, Jonas Lew, Joseph Reinhoid, Arie Sommer, Alan Bigel, Norman Benzon, Michael ReJnhard. Kneeling-. Joel Friedman, Aaron Weinberg, Captain Dave Hershkovits, Captain Bernard Weiner, Israel Jacobov/itz, Michael Friend. Left to Right: Ballboy Ronnie Rothblalt, Sfalistician Arthur Leven- gltck, Wanoger Harold Gellis, Manofrer Joseph Grunwald, Manager Aaron Kerschenbaum. A Q U A M E N V i c t lOING THROUGH its sixth consecutive championship season, the YUHSB Aquomen proved themselves the most successful team in the school's history. Overcoming opponent after opponent, the swimming team merrily sv/am its way to glory without even straining a muscle. Sparking the team were its captains, Melvin Feinberg and Alan Bigel, who arranged meets and led the team with their swimming ■ prowess. This duo also took upon themselves the job of coaching and : training the rest of the team. Each member of the swimming team must go through grueling - practice sessions during which their skill and endurance are honed ; to razor sharpness. To become a member of this exalted company ^ Is truly a high honor and tribute. r I o u s f^ ^^ if.^*n , I Left to Right, Standing. Stewarf Feinberg, Nathan Presser, Marvin Monheit, Bernard Mezrich, Louis Weiss, Michael Ravetch. Kneeling: Nathan Shapiro, Caploin Melvin Feinberg, Manager Jay Grunfeld, Captain Alan Bigel, Norman Morgenstern. handball team chosen Softball nine takes title Left fo Right, Top Row: Martin Golllieb, Martin diner, David Morgen- stern. Second Row: Gary Epstein, Abraham Birnbaum, Gory Brick, Arthur Levenglick. Bottom Row: Philip Chernofsky, Captain Seymaur Shapiro, Captain Joseph Welfetd, Joseph Grunwald. U OING THROUGH its season undefeated, the Handball Team owes much to its hardworking captain, Seymour Shapiro. Shapiro was unsurpassed in arranging and winning meets with what at best can be described as a "mediocre" team. j7 EATURING a solid infield backed up by a speedy outfield/ the Softball team shaped up to be the school's strongest team. Under the leadership of captains Harold Gellis and Seymour Shapiro, the team, through continued practice on Friday afternoons, earned an enviable near perfect record as they tore through the league. Left to Right, Top Row: Sam Goldman, David Schnail, Abe Stein, Louis Weiss, Eddie Geisler, Michael Kowalski. Second Row.- Stewart Feinberg, Jesse Cogon, Melvin Feinberg, Steven Simon, Israel Jacobowitz Jeffrey Garber. Third Row: Michael Shmidman, Bruce Fader, Eugene Rostker. Kneeling: Martin Gottleib, Joseph Welfeld, Captain Harold Gellis, Captain Seymour Shapiro, Leo Brandstatter, Irwin Mansdorf. Not Shown: Philip Chernofsky, Ronnie Rothblott. Clockwise from Top Left, Hyman Kislak, Eddie Geisler, Martin Biaiik, Louis Weiss, Arie Sommer, Captain Elliot Spitz, Captain Marvin Lebowitz, Gary Woltuch. YUSOX KECLERS KOP KROWN U UR BOWLING TEAM, known more amiably as Hie Kenmore Keg- lers, put their dally practice on their home lanes to good use while knocking down their opponents in lY competition. Headed by Marvin Lebowitz and Elliot Spitz, the team seemed headed for the cham- pionship cup. Capturing a large portion of the student body's interest, the Yusox put their heads and toes to the ball while running down their opponents in the Inter-Yeshiva Soccer League. Captained by Joseph Beatus, Elliot Spitz and Zev Friedman, the team finished the season far ahead of its opponents. Left to Right. Top Row; Joseph Rosenfeld, Mark Koplow, Robert Leibowitz, Yitzchok Schonwald, Arte Sommer, Joseph Hershkovitz, Hymen Kislak, Abra- ham Rosenzweig, Dov Zokheim. Middle Row: Martin Biatik, Irving Birnbaum. Kneeling: Steven Wein, Captain Joseph Beatus, Captain Elliot Spitz, Captain Zev Friedman, Bernard Lehrer. trackmen set Left fo Right, Top Row. Arthur Levenglick, Michael Reinhard, Hyman Kislak, Judah Freedman, Sidney Klein, Alan Springer, Lazar Fruchter, Steven Roth. Second Row: Martin Gottlieb, Zev Friedman, Michael Ravetch, Captain Harold Gellis, Captain Marvin Lebov/itz, Norman Morgen- stern, Israel Jacobowitz. Bottom Row, Eddie Geisler, Bruce Fader, Aaron Kerschenbaum, Irving Greisman, Louis Weiss. J. HE oldest of our school's minor sports, the track team sufFered mainly from lack of intensive practice. However, realizing that a good trackman must be in top condition, captains Harold Gellis and Marvin Lebowitz tried to hold weekly practices In order to lead their team on to victory. Probably the least respected of our minor teams, the tennis team nevertheless possessed considerable talent. Under the leader- ship of Eddie Geisler, the men with the racquets were eager to get onto the clay to defeat those who were so brave as to oppose them. netmen undefeated Left to Right, Top Row: Hillel Besdin, Leonard Steiner, Hyman GoldstofF, Michael Ravetch, Allan Bernstein, David Savitsky, Michael Friend, Sam Goldman, Martin Gottlieb. Kneeiing. Louis Weiss, Coptain Eddie Geisler, Judah Freedman. gridiron gladiators A: NEWCOMER to the sports scene, touch football became a thing of glory when the YUHSB team shut out our perennial rivals from Flatbush 22-0. Having thus avenged the Flatbushers lucky first basket- ball victory, our football team went into semi-retirement waiting for a Giant scout. The gridiron seems a permanent fixture in YUHSB athletics. m s Activities pucksters popular with principal Left to Right: Arthur Levenglick, Gary Epstein, Lazar Fruchter, Captain Sey- mour Shapiro, Coach Mr. Martin Bennett, Captain Joseph V/elfeld, Joseph Grunwald, Philip Chernofsky. teff to Right, Standing: David Hershkovits, Captain Joel Friedman, Bernard Welner, Mel Feinberg, Michael Reinhord, Israel Jacobowilz. Kneeling: Gary Woltuch, Captain Alan Hirth, Alan Bigel, Stewart Feinberg, Joseph Reinhold, Harold Gellis, Jonas Lew. X^ OPULARIZED by administrative tervention, the hockey team this year was more active than ever. Functioning outdoors when the weather permitted, and indoors when others permitted, the Yupucks sported proudly their bodge of courage — the Purple Shins. Doing an admirable job of coaching, was Mr. Martin Bennett, who doubled part-time as a physics teacher. I n - E X i I ^ I. Y. LiONQUERING almost insurmountable obstacles, the Inter-Yeshiva High School Student Council remained alive and active. The league is student-run and consists of YUHSB, Ramaz, RJJ Flatbush, and HILI. It arranges all intermural contests except varsity basketball. Performing a phenomenal job as the person most responsible for YUHSB's remaining in the council was the league's president, Gary Epstein. He was ably assisted by Melvin Feinberg, Joel Fried- man, and Morris Waldoks, the school's representatives to the I.Y. Clocfcw/se from Top teff. Melvin Feinberg, Morris Woidolts, Joel Friedman. Whof /r? Gary Epslein, /y President. 89 Ititramurals in action 1 NTRAMURAL ATHLETICS provide a recreational outlet for the YUHSB student. Giving the average student an opportunity to display his athletic prov/ess, intramurals ran the gamut from ping-pong to touch football. Under the expert auspices of Athletic Managers Eugene Rostker and Marvin Monheit, there was alv/ays an athletic event taking place somewhere. Mr. Rostker also accomplished major breakthroughs by acquiring a ping-pong set and basketball nets. Marvin Montieit Fall Term Atblelic Manager ,.,-\to- \, ^ w Eugene Rostker Spring Term Athletic Manager 90 LITERATURE the 92 GAME by Gary tevi'ne 1 HE two men set up the checkerboard on the portable table they had brought with them to the park. "Y'know, Sid," one said, "I think we ought to revise our policy in Viet Nam." "Hmmm," said the other, v/atching the board, as if he feared it might run away if his back were turned. "We're doing the wrong things, Sid. If we just tried to negotiate with Red. . . ." "We don't recognize Red China, Ed," said the other and jumped a man. He giggled as he took it off the board. "Maybe you're right," Ed said, and moved. "What do you suggest we do, then?" An all out attack on the North and drive 'em out." He moved a man. "That sounds logical," he speculated. "It might be the answer." "Could be." "Could be, " said Ed, and double jumped, gaining himself a king. "Oh," the other moaned, slapping himself on the forehead. The victor laughed, and in Viet Nam, six Americans and fourteen Viet Namese were killed in an offensive attempt to capture half a mile of no man's land. 93 Russia at Night fay Arihur Levenglick The darkening night and oncoming fright, The pattering steps of the men; The secretive sight of oft-hidden might. And innocents raided again. Four secret police, two hidden near trees. Were waiting like dogs for their prey. Their motion had ceased; only spurious peace For the criminals who, now, must pay. The printing press droned; two men were alone; Their crime had been solemn and grave. The midnight chime toned; the dim light had shone For hours on the black printed wove. Then silently still, the men advance till Three brave police stood by the door. With coffins to fill, they knew they must kill. Or the vicious Jews would betray more. With death in their eyes and will to chastise And long -barreled guns in their hand. They longed by surprise to capture their prize And purge two more Jews from the land. They smashed down the door and entered the poor Dimly lit triple-roomed flat. And there, on the floor, along with a store Of papers the printing press sat. "Jews, pay for your crime; the clock's reached a time Wherein blood of your corpses shall pay! But a matter of time ere you'll pay for your crime," Was all that the sergeant could say. Tass reported next day a story of brave Police who protected the state. For they had done away in a fight yesterday With two Jews who had tried to escape. The Long Road Nowhere 1 ARISE slowly in the morning; — another day, I wash and eat. Then, on to school. I work and study. The day passes and I trudge home for dinner; then studying. I live. No, not live — exist. Once more I feel the mattress and sleep. The pattern is clear, and I must follow it, in order to enter college. College is for my future sub- sistence and prosperity. When I am married, I will live for my children, though, in fact, I have lived my whole life for them, already. They, too, will live for theirs. by Judah Freedman What is life? It is tomorrow and more tomorrows. I live for the future. I exist for someone else, because someone has existed for me. When, then, do I live? Must I be a radical or non-conformist to live as a man, and not a vegetable. When I am ninety, I may sigh and say: "Now my life is mine." But what, then, will my life be? All my tomorrows will have come and gone. There will be nothing else. I am told that there is a life after this one. I can merely ask "Will I live then?" Or am I supposed to? 95 AUTOMATION by David Kaufman J. HE hum of the conveyor belt was disturbed by the sudden boom of the public address system. "4163; report to personnel, immediately" it said, and clicked off. 4163 left his place at the assembly line. He bounded up the stairs and halted before a door with a sign reading: V. D. Brigs, Head of Personnel and Supplies." After a perfunctory knock of the door, he opened it and meekly walked in. "Ah, good morning, 4163." The fat man behind the desk said, without looking up. "4163," his eyes were focused on the report on his desk, before him. "The company, as you may have heard, has decided to automate. From the moment the raw materials arrive, to the second our product leaves, only ma- chines will come in contact with it." 4 1 63 felt his face turn a horrible white. "The only exception will be you." We have discovered the remarkable fact that you can work as fast as the machines we are buying. You may, therefore, keep your job, on the condition that you do not fall behind the speed of the machines." Brigs began reading a report from the "in" basket, signifying that the discussion was ended. Two weeks later, the machines were brought in and the men fired. 4163 took his place in assembly line 14. His two new neighbors were a pair of machines. As the first plastic square was automatically halted before him, he placed four metal strips on the square. When the next square was stopped before him, he was ready for it, with two strips in each hand. He was ready for the next. And the next. And the next . . . Two hours later, V. D. Brigs, Head of Personnel and Supplies, glanced out the window that overlooked the factory. He watched for a moment and then picked up the phone. "Hello, AAr. Simpson. This is Brigs in Personnel. Yes, sir. All machines in line 14 functioning properly. Yes, sir." He put down the phone, leaned back, and lit up a cigarette. 96 TR I LOGY T HE black Mercedes sedan pounded through the darkened streets. The rain beat an incessant drumming on the dork grey top of the speeding limousine as he neared the dock area. He drew up close to the curb and heard a fog-horn calling in the lower bay. Green and red lights were halos in the river fog. He stepped down from his car and walked carefully to avoid spotting his shoes in the growing puddles. It was pouring now and his hat no longer protected his face. Water coursed down blinding him and he almost fell over the edge of the pier. He sat down on a nearby pile and watched the drops pelting the waves. He saw the freighter pulling against the wind, coming home. He saw bright lights and heard faint music coming from the dives on the far side of the wharf. And he cried. He had trouble keeping the car in a straight line and slowed down to a roll as he neared the river. The red Jaguar needed a washing and its top was torn. He saw the sign of the ship- ping company and stopped. He locked his handbrakes and stepped onto the wooden platform. He heard an engine running and saw a black Mercedes parked further on up the wharf. He pulled the bottle of scotch out of his pocket and drank to the moon which showed palely through the thickening cloud cover. The wind was strong now and he pulled his coat around him to ward off the cold. He had by Sidney Klein another swig and tripped on his shoelace smashing the half empty bottle. He looked at the liquor mingle with the muddy water and watched his life slip through his fingers. He lowered his head to his chest and giggled quietly to himself. The blue Ford screeched as he applied the worn brakes too hard. Got to keep going now, almost there. Through the mist his headlights picked out a sign saying: White Shipping Company, and he switched to brights to find his way better. He saw a black Merce- des to his left as he pulled up on the wharf. A scow was moored to the right of the wharf and his tires squished as he kept up a leisurely pace. He could see the end of the wharf now and he did not slow down. He hoped they wouldn't miss him too soon as his car did a perfect one and half rolls into the river. 97 There is no truth in my world; Only unfalsehood Occasionally. I dwell in a world Of halves and almosts; The masqueraded lie, Parading proudly as progress; Of the waving flag Hiding the flagpole; The smile. Proposing pretentious tears. The big lie. The grand sellout. Gestured away, as self preservation. Munichs forever; Did you drop your lace, fair lady. Or your self-respect? The guiding light has turned to yellow. And no one sees its change. The greater tragedy. 'Tis many 'thens' ago; The yesterday of tomorrow's memory. My frowns today. Tomorrow's smiles become. Hail me now, my nows and nexts. That die with me. Or eulogize my passing. That cast the ashes o'er the grave, While I and mine lie immobile, 'Neath the earth of hours and days. Hail me now And not tomorrow. Hail, that I may smell but once The fragrance of my unbloomed blossom. For I have laid my eggs. And died with them unhatched. I will to hear them praise the 'I' and time that was (Though time and blindness flay the souls of seekers' truth). For 1 live my life for me, alone, And today is all too short. Alas, that I am no god; Naught, but a projection of my image. The Chicken or the Egg? DOUBT by Gary Levine They tell us where to go. They tell us when and how and what. They tell us whom to see and what to say. They point out the road and say walk; they gesture to the mountain and say climb. They show us the outstretched sword and say die. But they do not tell us why. Not a word of reason do they offer; only an order to be obeyed for no other logic than the fact of its giving. "Forward, youth!! Onward youth to the bottle that you crave." I crave no battle. I beg for no war to kill in or to sacrifice for. Perhaps I might if I knew why. Why. The forgotten word. Better than I sit and die on the roadside of my own choosing, than to be worshipped at an altar of others' conception and understanding. But they do not tell us why. Can they not find their truths, or do they run from them. I do not know, but I shall discover. For I am deaf to the sound of the sirens. Man in a Crowd by Gary Epstein T, HE nauseating, shrill music piped into the crowded restaurant as I made my way toward the stairs. My stomach rebelled against the repulsive odors emanating from the sweaty bodies of the fat laborers congregated there. With mounting disgust I realized that my tired person was contributing to the loathsome smell. The table to my left was unoccupied, but at my right a man and a woman sat, conversing in the insipid trivia which distinguishes this type of people from intelligent life. Who needed them or their kind? Who needed me? The queston rose in my brain for the thou- sandth time and for the thousandth time I dismissed it as inconse- quential. As long as I was the only one to question my usefulness I retained the right to exist. But these lower forms, these perversions of the human race, no more deserved to live than do chairs and floors which serve their purpose in inanimate, unfeeling, form. "Come on, yer blockin' the i'ul," a gutteral voice broke into my reverie. I turned and saw the most horrible visage I hod ever gazed upon. God, he was ugly! There was an unruly shock of red hair which crept around his lumberjack hat and forced its way into my appalled sight. Two oversized ears looked like two grotesque bookends which kept his bulging eyes from protruding into the smoke filled, polluted air of the cafe. With my stomach constricting into the tight lump that told me I was going to puke, I slowly turned and began to make my way to those stairs that led the way to my room. Once I got to my room I could call up Sue and escape to her beauty. As I stumbled forth, I felt a sharp pain in my right shin and suddenly I was falling, fall- ing forward in a vertigo of light and noise. There is nothing more ridiculous than a supine man in the middle of a crowded aisle. In the midst of a torrent of raucous laughter I painfully arose. "Didja see that jerk fall? I ain't laughed so much in all my life." This from a cheap lady who looked as though she had been laughing, or cawing, all her life. My spinning brain dictated that I answer. I turned to her and said, "You can go to hell. You can all go to hell." In a tumult of "you can't talk to me" and "that's no way to talk to a — " I felt a sharp blow in my stomach and another on my chin. Swinging wildly with an almost maniacal urge to destroy these sub- humans, I had the pleasure of hearing sharp cries of pain, broken glass, and shortly the welcome sirens of a cruising police car. "All right, what happened?" "It was all his fault, officer. The new guy in the fancy clothes. What was he doin' here anyway? He don't belong here! We're all workin' people here. He's a jerk! He's a nothing!!!" My God! They were questioning my very right to exist. They belonged; I didn't. I wasn't usefeul, I served no purpose; they did. Amid the confusion I sneaked up the stairs and into my room, glanced briefly at my razor blade and ran to the window. I looked out. Ah! Who cores what those low-lifes think. As I dialed the number, I formulated my approach. "Hello, Sue! You got anything planned ..." W HY DO PEOPLE notice his color? Why can't they understand when he comnnits a crinne? Does his color represent his life and his mind and his thoughts and make them all worthless? Why do some resent my existence? If I am a Jew, how does that change my soul? Why can they persecute me for trying to make my life easier; for trying to exist as a human being? Why is there hatred in us? Why did Sod make evil a part of us? Why can't we live as brothers? Does God know . . . by Joseph Beatus . . .The Answer by Seymour Shapiro i. HE seeker seeks. The scholar hunts; all reaching for the answer to their queries. Why? Why the tragedy of six million martyred Jews? Why the fateful explosion of the Atom bomb? Why the riots in Selma? Why all the barriers of race? Why hate and bigotry throughout a civilized world? Man seeks, but he can find no answer. At the brink of despair he turns to the heavens. The heavens,- where Almighty God has placed his throne of glory; God, who Is his Infinite wisdom, controls all the actions and thouohts of mortal man. Why? n^yaiia v^v vtnDo\y iv ,n\joi?)3 lyiiiN ipij din )>h a person does not prick his finger, on earth, unless it is so decreed from above. Each move of man and men on this world is but a small piece of a giant blue- print, carefully constructed by a master architect. The deeds of mankind are no secret to the ruler of all. They are merely minute lines in a master drawing. But why are such disasters allowed to happen? Would not all mankind benefit if only good prevailed on earth? Why the need for misery? Why must the poor and hungry and the underprivileged of the world suffer? Could not God, in his infinite wisdom, eradicate oppression and evil from the world? "D>a\l' nN^>a "<in ,D>)3W »1>3 l33n„ — Everything is in the hands of God, but for the reverence of God. Were God to eliminate evil from the face of the earth, what contrast would remain in the world of man? How could man be rewarded for abstention, when no temptation could lie before him? How can good exist, if there is no evil to contrast it? 'DUi DIQTII D>>nn,, "niJ^pm DDian /T*3ai» — ■ I have given before you life and death, a blessing and a curse. The free choice stands before us all. And, to those who choose good in the face of evil, the reward of the righteous is in the world to come. 'n i3T(jjn ijjTn niiuj]i :T]lj?D «i3 : \ n^^s Turn us unto Thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned Renew our days as of old. (Lamenfations 6:21) We have attempted to present a lucid, concrete, view of man's eternal search for truth. This search is embodied in the eternal question, "Why?" We can do naught but give one answer which we have found in our searchings. The hands of God controls each "Why?" and each "Because." We have found our answer but other questions remain. 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